Northwestern hoops adds ex-Yale center Jeremiah Kreisberg

Northwestern hoops adds ex-Yale center Jeremiah Kreisberg
June 19, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Vinnie Duber

The Northwestern basketball team made an addition Thursday, announcing that fifth-year center Jeremiah Kreisberg will be suiting up for the Wildcats this season.

Kreisberg spent the past four years as a member of the Yale Bulldogs, averaging 6.9 points and 4.2 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game over three seasons. He did not play last season due to injury. He will be eligible to play immediately.

"We're excited to have Jeremiah join our basketball program," head coach Chris Collins said in the school's release. "He brings four years of collegiate experience, and his size and skill level will be a huge boost to our frontline."

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The 6-foot-10 Kreisberg adds depth to the Wildcats' big-man unit that currently includes 7-foot Alex Olah and 6-foot-8 incoming freshman Gavin Skelly.

As a sophomore in the 2011-12 season, Kreisberg started every game for the Bulldogs, who won 19 games that year, the most by a Yale team since 2001-02. He played significantly less the following season after offseason back surgery.