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UConn Grad Transfer Josh Carlton Picks Houston over Pitt, Others

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Connecticut center Josh Carlton has transferred to Houston, he announced via his Instagram page, picking the Cougars over fellow finalists East Carolina Pitt and Wake Forest.

A 6-foot-11, 240-pound center, Carlton played four seasons at UConn and will have one season of eligibility remaining with Houston thanks to the blanket eligibility waiver for the 2020-21 season.

Pitt was a somewhat surprising addition to the list of finalists for Carlton, after not having had much public contact with the Winterville, North Carolina native.

But the Panthers do need big men, with only sophomores Max Amadasun at center and Noah Collier at forward listed at 6-foot-8 or above on the team’s current roster.

Pitt’s roster crunch in the paint came after the suspension of freshman John Hugley for the second half of the 2020-21 season. His future with the team remains uncertain. Following the season, Terrell Brown and Abdoul Karim Coulibaly — the other two starting No. 5 men for the Panthers his past season — transferred to San Diego and St. Bonaventure, respectively.

Head coach Jeff Capel remains active in recruiting both transfers and high school seniors, and the Panthers are expected to be one of the finalists when five-star Class of 2021 center Efton Reid commits on April 15.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Chasman54
Chasman54
6 months ago

Same old same here at Pitt,hopefully we can get some of the more impressive transfers. There are many and some are awesome,but remains to be seen if we can recruit any!

Bob Cardy
Bob Cardy
6 months ago

If Coach Capel can land Efton Reed, I think others may follow to play along side Reed, both transfer and high school. If he misses, next season could be ugly

Chuck Klein
Chuck Klein
6 months ago

Disappointed that Capel couldn’t get a guy that lost his starting job to come to Pitt for playing time in the ACC…

Capel's Follies
Capel's Follies
6 months ago

Always the bridesmaid. Never the,…..

AMF
AMF
6 months ago

The transfers who were highly rated out of HS,but with little playing time at their Div.1 schools remind me of the failed top 1st
round baseball players that Huntington
took in exchange for
players the
Pirates could not afford to keep..These
prospects also failed with the Pirates . Hopefully
some of these transfers (if they choose to
come to Pitt) will prove to be the real thing.

 
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