Freshman Marcus Carr decided today that he will indeed transfer from Pitt.
The decision came after weeks of contemplating, but Carr’s decision to leave Pitt after one season is now final.
Pitt will now have to replace their starting backcourt from last season as Parker Stewart previously announced that he also would be transferring.
Last season, Carr started 27 games, averaged 10 points, four assists per game and has the skill to develop into a really solid point guard. There’s no question that this is a tough loss for Capel, not only because of Carr’s skill level but also the fact that Pitt has no point guard on the roster for next season.
Capel will also have to replace the scoring from Carr, Stewart and Ryan Luther, who were three of Pitt’s four leading scorers.
At this point, five scholarships are now available for next season with the possibility of that increasing depending on what Malik Ellison and Kene Chukwuka decide to do.
As far as possible point guards for next season, two names to watch are Xavier Johnson and Trey McGowens.
Johnson (Arlington, Virginia) recently de-committed from Nebraska and received an offer from Pitt this week. McGowens was the first player that Capel offered and is listed as a 2019 recruit but is considering moving to the Class of 2018.