Since the season concluded earlier this week, Pitt’s staff has been on the road recruiting as well as looking for talent in the transfer portal.
One guard that the Pitt staff has contacted so far is Jomaru Brown, who played last season at Eastern Kentucky.
“Coach [Milan] Brown reached out,” Brown told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “He was pretty much like, ‘We’re interested. Coming up next year we want to win more games and we need a guard that can create for himself and for other people.’ They think I am a pretty good candidate for Pitt.”
Brown averaged 12.2 points per game and shot 31% from three-point range this year, while also averaging 1.6 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per game. A 6-foot-2 guard, Brown played four seasons for EKU, headlined by his sophomore year in 2019-20 in which he averaged 18.4 points per game en route to first-team All OVC honors.
“Coach Brown was actually recruiting me while he was at the College of Charleston, so I actually have a pretty good relationship with him,” Brown added. “But honestly, I don’t really know too much about Pitt. I know they have a pretty good program. I know they’ve been struggling lately over the years, but I think they are only one or two pieces away from turning it around and having a good program.”
Brown has only been in the portal for four days and added that he is going to take his time with a decision. However, out of the schools that have reached out, two came to mind as the early standouts.
“VCU and Texas A&M, those are two pretty good schools that stand out right now,” Brown said.