Along with getting a commitment from McDowell four-star wing Will Jeffress, Jeff Capel’s biggest remaining priority for this recruiting class is adding a 3-point shooter to the roster.
Although this isn’t the only player on their radar, the Panthers coaches have spotted someone in the NCAA transfer portal.
Per CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Pitt is one of many teams that have already made contact with Dartmouth grad transfer Brendan Barry. Joining Pitt on that list are Temple, Wake Forest, Iowa State, Michigan, DePaul and Santa Clara.
Before missing all of last season with an injury, the 6-foot-2 guard averaged 13.2 points per game and shot 44.5% from 3-point range, including making 81 3’s as a junior. Aside from being a sharpshooter, Barry plays smart with the ball, as he was second in the Ivy League in assist-to-turnover ratio for the second straight season.
Barry is a native of Fair Haven, New Jersey and has one season of athletic eligibility remaining.
Following the transfer of Ryan Murphy, Pitt’s roster is void of a consistent 3-point threat and Barry would certainly fill that need.