Enter Jeremiah Kreisberg, the fifth-year transfer from Yale. Multiple sources told PurpleWildcats.com that Kreisberg is on visit to Northwestern today. The 6-10 power forward would be eligible immediately.
His last game action came in the 2012-13, when he averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds for Yale. He scored over seven points per game in the prior two seasons.
Though he lacks an impressive resume, Kreisberg seems like an ideal fit. The current frontcourt comprises Alex Olah and true freshman Gavin Skelly, with redshirt sophomore Sanjay Lumpkin eating minutes from the power forward position. He'd essentially replace the spot of Nikola Cerina, who graduates this year.
Despite the long-term focus and interest in recruits, NU has a "compete now" mentality. They have space on the current roster after four players—three on scholarship-transferred. The Wildcats might as well use them: Kreisberg would only be on scholarship for one season.
In recent weeks, NU tried to recruit Nolan Cressler (who ended up at Vanderbilt) and Sean Obi, who planned a visit to Evanston before choosing Duke. Those players, though, would have had to sit out one year.
The main priority involves immediate help, and Kreisberg might be the short-term solution.
Stay tuned to PurpleWildcats.com for more transfer updates.