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Pitt Transfer Target Trey Murphy III Commits to Virginia



Former Rice guard and Pitt transfer target Trey Murphy III has committed to Virginia, he announced on Twitter on Monday afternoon.

Murphy, a 6-foot-8 guard that just finished his sophomore season with the Owls, had narrowed his list of transfer destinations to Houston, Pitt, Virginia, Villanova.

Murphy had taken multiple phone calls with Pitt staff and took a virtual tour of campus while restricted from visiting due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In two seasons at Rice, Murphy averaged 10.9 points per game and shot 39% from 3-point range, a pressing need for the Panthers this offseason. He increased his scoring average to 13.4 points per game as sophomore with the Owls.

Murphy will have to sit out the 2020-21 season unless he can secure an NCAA waiver, and then will have two seasons of eligibility with the Cavaliers, which finished No. 16 in the country and 15-5 in ACC play, tied for second place in the conference in the abbreviated 2019-20 season.

Pitt has two open scholarships for the 2020-21 season remaining. Jeff Capel’s top targets include Erie small forward Will Jeffress, Canadian wing Karim Mane and potentially reclassifying 2021 center Adama Sanogo.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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2 years ago

Pitt can’t catch a break. This one hurts.

Terrence Otoole
Terrence Otoole
2 years ago

Capel doesnt seem like a good finisher to me we’re always in the top 4 or 5 but that’s about it

Jason L
Jason L
2 years ago

Wow, I am surprised by the comments. This guy was a transfer. It wasn’t about relationships. Maybe he just liked Virginia better. If Capel can convince Jeffress to join the movement, then this is a great class!

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