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Jeff Capel Update: A Quick Rebuild For Pitt?

Capel appears to have put together a solid roster for Pitt, and under some duress too.

Pittsburgh v Louisville
This past season wasn’t that great for Pitt and Jeff Capel, but things are looking up.
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Former Duke guard and assistant coach Jeff Capel hasn’t had the easiest time at Pitt. Last year he saw two talented players leave near the end of the season; this year, he has seen seven transfers.

We live in the age of the portal but even so, that’s a lot.

Fortunately, the portal door swings both ways and Capel has put together a promising Panthers roster.

John Hugley did not transfer and he’ll be one of the better big guys in the ACC.

Here are the new guys:

  • Guard Nelly Cummings from Colgate (grad student)
  • Guard Greg Elliott from Marquette (senior)
  • Blake Hinson from Iowa State (6-7, two years of eligibility)
  • Fede Federico from Northern Oklahoma (6-11, sophomore)

Toss in Jamarius Burton and Nike Sibande and that’s a solid six. Add William Jeffress and Nate Santos and that’s the makings of a competitive ACC team.