Jeff Capel has added some long-awaited size to his 2019 front court.
Transferring UNC Greensboro forward Eric Hamilton (6-foot-9, 250 pounds) announced that he’s committed to Pitt and will join them for the upcoming season.
— Eric Hamilton (@iAM_EH25) June 6, 2019
Hamilton, who’s a native of Georgia, began his college career at Wichita State where he played for two seasons before transferring to UNCG. He will have one season of college eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible.
In 35 games in 2018-19, he averaged 6.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per games, mostly in a reserve role for the Spartans. He did make six starts and averaged 16.4 minutes per game.
Hamilton becomes the fifth off-season addition to the Pitt roster (Justin Champagnie, Karim Coulibaly, Gerald Drumgoole and Ryan Murphy).
Capel will be adding a veteran forward that has the size to compete in the ACC. Hamilton joins Terrell Brown, Coulibaly and Kene Chukwuka as players with size on the roster. With two available scholarships remaining, look for Capel to try to add at least one more forward/center.