Two days after the official end to the 2020-21 season, another player has decided to leave the Pitt Panther basketball program.
Jeff Capel announced on Thursday that Gerald Drumgoole, Jr. has decided to leave Pitt and enter the NCAA Transfer portal. The Rochester New York native arrived in Capel’s second recruiting class and was a 247 Sports Top-125 player but was never able to translate his talent from high school onto the college court.
In 30 career games (two starts) at Pitt, Drumgoole averaged only 1.4 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. This past season, Drumgoole got into only nine games and averaged only five minutes of playing time. In his last game in a Pitt uniform against Clemson, Drumgoole played eight minutes and scored five points, including a 3-pointer.
“Gerald has been an outstanding teammate and an important member of our program over the past two seasons,” said Capel. “We are grateful for his commitment to the Pitt Basketball program and supportive of his desire to seek other opportunities to continue to grow as a player. Gerald has a bright future and we wish him nothing but the best on and off the court.”
The 6-foot-6 wing committed to Capel back on Feb. 8, 2019 over other offers from St. Bonaventure, South Carolina, Minnesota, UMass, Maryland, Georgia, George Mason, George Washington and DePaul.
With this news and the departures of Xavier Johnson and Au’Diese Toney, Pitt now has five open scholarships for the upcoming season.