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Scheyer To Pitt Rumor: Right School, Wrong Assistant. Capel Hired At Pitt

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NCAA Basketball: North Carolina State at Duke
Jan 23, 2017; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils acting head coach Jeff Capel reacts to the lack of a call by the officials in the first half of their game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 
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The rumors about Pitt hiring Jon Scheyer were a near miss - Pitt has instead hired Duke assistant Jeff Capel. Here’s what A.D Heather Lyke says about the hire:

“We are excited to announce Jeff Capel as our head men’s basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Coach Capel is a high-energy leader committed to being a part of our university and the city of Pittsburgh. He has a tremendous basketball pedigree and a strong track record of recruiting, developing and mentoring high-quality student-athletes. His relentless work ethic, passion for the game and clear vision of how to build a program capable of competing at the highest levels in the ACC and on the national stage are impressive. I look forward to our student-athletes, fans, donors and the Oakland Zoo getting to know Coach Capel and his family and watching this program flourish under his direction.”

First job for Capel: Keep the entire team from transferring.

We’ll have more soon.

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