Throughout the offseason, the Pitt basketball staff will be reaching out to transfers in the portal, ranging from guards to wings to bigs that will back up star John Hugley.
On Wednesday, East Tennessee State transfer guard Ledarrius Brewer told Pittsburgh Sports Now that the Pitt staff, specifically chief of staff Kyle Cieplicki, has been showing interest in him.
Brewer started all 32 games for ETSU this season, leading the team in scoring with an average of 14.6 points per game. A 6-foot-5 guard, he shot 41% from the field and 34% from 3-point range in his junior year. He hit 60 three pointers, which is 17 more than Pitt team leader Mo Gueye’s 43.
Brewer wants to play the 2-3 position at the next program that he chooses, as he thinks it will greatly improve his production on the court.
“I think I could be the best version of myself at those positions,” Brewer told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “At my best I would say I’m a scoring playmaker.”
He also included that out of all the schools that reached out, Arkansas, UAB, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Iowa State are the “main ones” involved in his recruitment.
Pitt has three open scholarships with Mo Gueye graduating, Onye Ezeakudo expected to move on and Noah Collier entering the transfer portal.