When it rains, it pours; although considering some of the recent weather, this forecast shouldn’t be all too surprising. However, perhaps there’s no need to rush out and buy a new raincoat just yet.
According to ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Goodman: On Friday, eight Pittsburgh basketball players will receiver a release to transfer elsewhere if they chose.
Eight Pittsburgh men’s basketball players will receive their release to transfer elsewhere today, sources told ESPN. Story coming.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 16, 2018
This news comes out a week after Kevin Stallings was let go of his head coaching duties.
Update (12:15 p.m.) — According to Goodman, the eight players are as follows:
- Parker Stewart
- Ryan Luther
- Kene Chukwuka
- Marcus Carr
- Khameron Davis
- Terrell Brown
- Shamiel Stevenson
- Malik Ellison
Stewart, Brown, Carr and Stevenson are all promising freshmen for the Panthers; that quartet combined to score 1,021 of Pitt’s 1,985 points this season (54.1 percent). Stewart shot 42.5 percent on three-pointers in ACC play, too, which ranked 9th in the league.
Should remind Pitt fans, asking for a release to transfer does not mean it’s a definite that the player is leaving. Told majority will wait to see who the appropriate hire will be before a final decision is ultimately made
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) March 16, 2018