After losing three players to the transfer portal in the past month, Pitt has been looking for some positive news regarding next year’s potential roster and recruiting. The Panthers took one step towards a recruiting win on Monday, when Antonio Daye, a point guard out of Florida International, listed them in his top four schools list.
”Pitt made my top four 4 because I think that Coach Capel and his staff are a really great coaching staff and being able to compete in one of the best conferences in the world would be really cool,” Daye told PSN.
& then it was 4…🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Jt1GPQjlON
— Antonio Daye (@antoniodayejr) March 15, 2021
The coveted point guard prospect averaged 17.1 points per game and 4.7 assists per game last season, leading his team in points, minutes, and steals per game. At 6-foot-3, Daye, who would most likely run the point for Pitt, would round out an already tall group of guards for the Panthers.
“They believe that I can really score, create for others and the way that I get after it on the defensive end,” Daye told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “They also think that I can be valuable as an older guy in the locker room. That actually is a role that I very much would embrace along with doing whatever the team needs like scoring or getting my teammates involved.”
If Daye does indeed decide to call Pittsburgh his home for next season, he would join Nike Sibande and Ithiel Horton as guards on the Pitt roster who have transferred in from other schools. The veteran experience that those three, along with soon-to-be sophomore Femi Odukale who played extensive minutes down the stretch this season, would be crucial for the Panthers if they want to contend in the ACC.
Just days ago, Daye told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he would be making his decision by the end of March, which is now just a couple of weeks away.