You can cross another player off the list of potential Pitt transfer guards, as Dartmouth guard Brendan Barry will be returning to his Ivy League school instead of pursuing a transfer, as was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
Barry, a 6-foot-2 guard, missed all of the 2019-20 season with an injury, which usually precludes returning to an Ivy League school, which typically only honor four-year athletic commitments.
Barry had a close connection with Pitt, as he is the godson of Panthers assistant Tim O’Toole and O’Toole and Barry’s father played together at Fairfield. Pitt, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Temple and Wake Forest were the schools that Barry told Pittsburgh Sports Now had reached out to him.
In addition to Barry, Pitt has also expressed interest in a couple of other transfers that have landed elsewhere. Gardner-Webb guard Nate Johnson committed to Xavier, Santa Clara’s Tahj Eaddy has committed to USC, and former Illinois wing Alan Griffin has narrowed his list of schools to five, without including the Panthers.
Pitt has two open scholarships remaining for the Class of 2020, with freshman forward William Jeffress one priority target and a transfer guard seeming to be the other.