Khadim Sy, a four-star forward from Daytona State College in Florida, chose Ole Miss over Pitt on Monday night, ending his recruitment and marking yet another close loss for Pitt head coach Jeff Capel in his continuing search for a big man,
Sy, rated as the No. 3 junior college player in the 2019 class by 247 Sports, is a former Virginia Tech player that has two seasons of eligibility left after working his way back to the Division I level.
He picked the Rebels over Pitt and East Carolina, leaving Pitt with just one incoming big man in the 2019 class, and most of the highly talented targets scooped up.
At this point, it seems most likely that any further additions will come via graduate transfers. Pitt does not currently have an offer out to an uncommitted 2019 high school prospect.
The Panthers have signed letters of intent from two players: wing Justin Champagnie and guard Gerald Drumgoole. Two more — junior college guard Ryan Murphy and freshman forward Karim Coulibaly — have given Pitt verbal commitments.
The National Letter of Intent signing period closes on May 15, but teams can continue to add players up until the start of classes.