Pitt PF Terrell Brown Enters Transfer Portal
Senior Pitt forward Terrell Brown has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple media reports. Brown was the lone four-year senior on Pitt’s roster in 2020-21, having come to the program in 2018 under Kevin Stallings.
A 6-foot-10 forward, Brown is a proficient shot-blocker and averaged 1.5 blocks per game over his four-year career at Pitt. He also averaged 3.6 rebounds and 4.6 points per game while spending all three seasons as a key part of Pitt’s interior rotation. Brown played 118 games and made 46 starts with the Panthers.
Brown had seen a reduction of playing time in 2020-21 after the emergence of Abdoul Karim Coulibaly as another quality post option. Because of the blanket NCAA eligibility waiver for the 2020-21 season, Brown has one season of eligibility remaining.
If he uses that season of eligibility at an institution other than Pitt, he will count against that team’s 13-man scholarship limit. He would not have counted against Pitt’s limit, had he stayed with the Panthers.
Brown’s departure was not unexpected, as he was the lone player to participate in Pitt’s senior day ceremony before the team’s final regular-season home game. Brown is the fourth player to leave Pitt since the start of the 2020-21 season, joining point guard Xavier Johnson, shooting guard Gerald Drumgoole and wing Au’Diese Toney.
This team is blowing up at the seams. Is there something going on inside that us fans don’t know about? Is Capel on his way out? Possibly looking to leave for a bigger, better job? I mean, Indiana just fired Archie Miller, so that’s an attractive spot.
Nope. This was expected.
Alan, if it was “expected” why did we, the fans, just find out about it? Should we now “expect” Champagnie to leave for the NBA draft? If so, what is left on this roster? Will Capel be able to fill 6-7 scholarship spots between now and the fall? Sorry, that is highly unlikely. I hope you, and Capel, prove me wrong, but it seems as it is going to a major uphill battle for this team and coach right now.
I mean, he walked on Senior Day. So that was a pretty big clue, and we wrote about it then. If you’re just finding out it, idk why.
And yeah, I would expect there’s a very good chance Champagnie will go to the NBA.
I do not think it will be particularly difficult for Capel to fill 6-7 roster spots. Prospects have been waiting to see if they’ll hold visits this summer, so there are far more uncommitted seniors than there usually are and there’s about two times the record number of players in the transfer portal already.
Best of luck to TB! He was a good defender, but his offense is limited. I hope he finds a good spot that meets his needs, where he can contribute. Thanks for sticking through the transition from Stallings to Capel.
Speaking of Pitt big men, any updates on Mr Hughely? I don’t expect to see him back in a Pitt uniform, but he has enough talent that I would not object if he comes out of his issues with the law relatively unscathed. Would like to see him get a second chance, if it is warranted after the facts come out, whether at Pitt or elsewhere.
First court hearing is April 8. Doubt we’ll get any resolution from the Pitt end before that part plays itself out.
Pitt owes it to him and Jefferress. They let these 2 17 and 18 year old kids unsupervised with nothing but time on their hands because of co-vid. My quess is these girls were escorts for both of them when they were recruited. Just walk into the dorm “fall asleep” how naive do you think I am. I taught at a small college and saw the co-eds who were more than happy to show the Big recruits around “campus.” The coaches and administration let these kids down. Pitt ought to provide the best defense possible to clear their names and… Read more »
Expect Capal to comb the transfer portal for next year’s roster.