Jeff Capel has done a nice job of bringing in guards but his front court is a bit thin.
The Panthers have their eye on a player that would instantly impact their rotation and would likely find his way into the starting lineup.
Pittsburgh Sports Now’s Harry Psaros reports that Pitt is showing interest in Cal State Northridge power forward Tavrion Dawson. Psaros says that Dawson has interest in Pitt as well.
A source tells Psaros that although he finished his senior season, Dawson is petitioning the NCAA for a 5th season. If that year is granted, things could heat up between the two sides.
Dawson (6-foot-8, 200 pounds) earned All-Big West Second Team honors last season after leading Cal State Northridge with 16.9 points/per game and 6.6 rebounds. In conference play, Dawson averaged 17.3 points/per game and 7.2 rebounds/game.
Dawson finished his career at Cal State Northridge tied for 10th all time with 1,221 points and was the 11th player in program history with over 1,000 points and over 500 rebounds.
From what we understand, Jason Capel is working on this relationship for Pitt.
Once again, the key is to see if Dawson is granted a 5th year of eligibility from the NCAA.