With the departures of Jamel Artis, Michael Young and Cam Johnson, Pitt is in need of offensive options for next season.
In the next few weeks, the Panthers will host a player that could be their go to guy if he decides to come to Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed that Wright Stare transfer guard Mark Alstork will visit Pitt the first weekend in May. As of now, this is the first visit that the talented guard has scheduled.
Pitt joins Maryland, Baylor, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Auburn, Iowa State, Florida and NC State as schools interested in Alstork.
Alstork tells me that right now he’s focused on NC State, Iowa State, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Pitt.
The 1st team All-Horizon selection led Wright State in scoring last season (19 PPG) and shot 39% from 3-point range.
Last night, Pittsburgh Sports Now talked with Alstork about his future decision and got his thoughts on Pitt.
“I feel Pitt would give me the opportunity to showcase my skill sets and allow me to be the player that I need to be so that I can be a draft pick next year. I also think it’s a great opportunity for me to come in and win at a high level school,” said Alstork.
Playing in the NBA is also an option for Alstork. Right now, he tells me that he’s waiting to hear from teams to see if he’s projected to get drafted. If it’s determined he’s a lock to be drafted, he could decide to skip his final year of college.
“Yes, the draft is still a possibility. I’m still getting feedback to see if I can be a draft pick. I’m still going to try to get my NBA workouts but if nothing happens there, I’ll be back in college to try and improve my draft stock,” said Alstork.
Alstork has until the second week of June to decide if he’ll enter the NBA Draft.
Until then, he’ll try and find his next home and luckily for Pitt, he’s giving them consideration and a lot of credit goes to assistant coach Dan Cage.
“I feel like he’s been very honest and very real with me. Like I told him from the first time we talked, I said just be real with me and tell me the situation I have because this isn’t going to be where I’m at for the next year,” said Alstork.
“He’s told me how I’d fit in, how I can work on my game, showing me how I’d fit into the offense so that’s why I set up my first visit with them.”