The Pitt Panthers are in the market for a number of different players and are reportedly a finalist for a veteran frontcourt player.
Per @336edits, UConn transfer Josh Carlton will be announcing his commitment on Monday and he will chose between East Carolina, Houston, Wake Forest and Pitt.
Carlton (6-foot-11, 240 pounds) played four seasons at UConn but will be taking advantage of the NCAA granting an additional season to athletes because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will be joining his new team as a graduate student.
The native of Winterville, North Carolina and DeMatha Catholic in Maryland alum was a two-year starter for the Huskies before being replaced this season by prized four-star recruit Adama Sanogo, a player that Jeff Capel heavily pursued.
During his junior campaign, Carlton averaged 7.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, while 50.2% from the field. As a sophomore, he averaged 9 points and 6.2 rebounds, shot 62.7% from the field and was named the AAC Most Improved Player. In 115 career games at UConn, Carlton started 82 of them and averaged 6.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.
Pitt is currently without a center on the roster as both Terrell Brown and Karim Coulibaly have transferred and landed at San Diego and St. Bonaventure, respectively. Also, 2020 4-star center John Hugley is still currently suspended from the program following an arrest.
Update (1:25 PM)-
Carlton picked Houston. Via his Instagram page https://t.co/40RxEpKHeI
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