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Will Capel Hire Keep Players From Transferring?



Now that Pitt has hired Jeff Capel, the question now turns to which players from last year’s team will be returning?

As Pittsburgh Sports Now has reported, eight players from last year’s team asked and received permission to be released from their scholarship in the event they wanted to transfer from Pitt.

Most players said they wanted to see who was hired before they made a final decision. Will Capel get some of the players to change their minds?

PSN has been able to confirm that guard Jared Wilson-Frame has made up his mind and will return to Pitt for his senior season. Last year, Wilson-Frame averaged 13 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in his first Division I season after transferring from Northwest Florida State junior college.

Small forward Shamiel Stevenson announced on Instagram that he will be returning to the Panthers.

Are you leaving?…. Nah fam mans are staying stillll???????? #H2P

A post shared by Shamiel Stevenson???????? (@cfn_shamgod) on

PSN has also confirmed that a third player will be also likely be returning, but wants to speak with Capel before making an announcement.

PSN will continue to work this side of the story and update this as we receive more information.

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