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.