If he’s able to remain healthy, Boykins will give Kevin Stallings veteran depth in the backcourt and a player with a decent perimeter game.
With the addition of Boykins, here’s the current Pitt depth chart for the backcourt:
- Monty Boykins
- Marcus Carr
- Khameron Davis
- Jared Wilson-Frame
- Shamiel Stevenson
Due to the large number of transfers, players removed from program and graduation, Pitt isn’t done adding players for the 2017-18 season.
Who could be next to join the Panthers roster? Here are four candidates in no particular order.
Four potential transfer candidates
1) Mark Alstork: Transfer from Wright State who’s wrapping up his round of visits to potential schools. Aside from Pitt, Alstork has also visited Illinois, South Carolina, Georgetown, LSU. His last trip will be to Rick Pitino and Louisville. Alstork tells me he will make his decision on May 20.
2) Geno Thorpe: Transfer from South Florida who’s already had his visit with Stallings and Pitt. Would provide Pitt with a veteran player that has a history of scoring. Thorpe has to decide if the current situation at Pitt fits what he’s looking for in his senior season.
3) Darien Williams: Transfer from St. John’s who’d provide Pitt with a much needed size in the front court and a player that’s capable of battling in the paint. Will Williams join his St. John’s teammate and roommate, Malik Ellison, at Pitt?
4) MiKyle McIntosh: Transfer from Illinois State who declared for the 2017 NBA Draft but didn’t signed with an agent and now intends to transfer from Illinois State. McIntosh (6-7, 235), like Alstork, has the ability to step in and be a force offensively in Stallings player friendly system. The native of Canada averaged 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds last season for Illinois State.
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