Former Pitt guard Trey McGowens will transfer to Nebraska, he announced on Twitter on Saturday.
McGowens, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, will have to sit out one season and then will have two seasons of eligibility with the Cornhuskers, unless he can secure an NCAA waiver.
— Trey McGowens 3rd (@Trey5mac_) April 4, 2020
A two-year starter for the Panthers, McGowens made 64 starts in 66 games since joining the program as Pitt’s top recruit in the 2018 recruiting class, the first under head coach Jeff Capel.
He averaged 11.5 points per game as a sophomore, which was third on the team, while shooting 36.7% from the floor. He was second amongst Panthers in assists per game (3.6) and led the team in steals per game (1.9).
McGowens told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he sought an opportunity to play point guard more regularly than he did at Pitt. He was the lead guard on about 17% of Pitt’s possessions in 2019-20, according to KenPom.com.
Nebraska’s starting point guard from last season, Jervay Green, and his backup, Cam Mack, have both entered the transfer portal.
The Cornhuskers went 7-25 and 2-18 in Big Ten play in their first season under head coach Fred Hoiburg, a Lincoln, Nebraska native who came to the school after four years of coaching the Chicago Bulls.
Once considered one fo the best building blocks for Pitt under Capel, McGowens’ progress on offense seemed to stall over his final season and a half at Pitt.
McGowens is one of four Pitt players to leave following the season with eligibility remaining. Fellow guard Ryan Murphy has committed to Tulane. Forward Samson George remains in the transfer portal and forward Kene Chukwuka walked on senior day but has not announced his intentions for next season.