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Pittsburgh-Area Names to Know in 2022 NCAA Tournament

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Although none of the local division one teams qualified for the 2022 NCAA Tournament, there will be plenty of players from the area competing.

Take a look at the players who played high school ball in Western PA, as well as the players who formerly played on one of the three local college teams, who will be competing in the tournament.

Chad Baker – San Diego St

A former Duquesne wing, Baker averaged 7.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in conference play for the Aztecs, taking home Mountain West Sixth Man of the Year honors.

Au’Diese Toney – Arkansas

Toney, after playing three seasons at Pitt, has started 29 of Arkansas’ 32 games this season, and is averaging 11 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Razorbacks.

Xavier Johnson – Indiana

Johnson, the former Pitt point guard, has started all 32 games for the Hoosiers this season, and is averaging 12.3 points and five assists per game. Johnson is shooting 41% from the field and 38% from three-point range.

Parker Stewart – Indiana

The former Pitt Panther has played over 24 minutes per game for the Hoosiers this year, and is averaging 6.4 points per game.

Ethan Morton – Purdue

The Butler, Pennsylvania native is averaging just over two points per game in his sophomore season for the Boilermakers.

Puff Johnson – North Carolina

Johnson, a Moon native, has played in 18 games for the Tar Heels this season, averaging just over two points per game.

Nelly Cummings – Colgate

Cummings, who played for Lincoln Park, is averaging 14.5 points this season for Colgate, shooting 36% from three-point range.

Tre Mitchell – Texas

The Pittsburgh native is currently not with the Longhorns team due to personal reasons, but averaged 8.7 points during the season when he was playing.

Marcus Carr – Texas

A former Pitt guard, Carr is averaging 10.9 points per game for the Longhorns this season.

Robby Carmody – Notre Dame

The Mars, Pennsylvania native has played in just one game in the past two seasons for the Fighting Irish due to injury setbacks.

Mike Iuzzolino – Bryant

Iuzzolino, a Pittsburgh native who played at First Love Christian Academy, has played in 11 games this season, playing an average of 2.1 minutes per game as a freshman.

Isaiah Wilson – Richmond

Richmond, a Pittsburgh native, has scored an average of 3.9 points per game this year for the Spiders.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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