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Pitt Wing Ithiel Horton Enters Transfer Portal

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On Wednesday morning, Pitt’s Ithiel Horton entered the transfer portal after playing two seasons with the program. 

Horton played limited minutes this season after being suspended due to off-the-court legal troubles. After being reinstated by the team, he started eight games and appeared in 13, scoring ten or more points in just six of those matchups. Horton’s best performance of the season came against Florida State, as he hit eight of his 16 shots, including seven three-point attempts, to lead Pitt with 25 points.

After spending his first year at Delaware, Horton spent his second, third, and fourth college seasons at Pitt, playing in the latter two after sitting out due to transfer rules.

He now moves on with 759 total points scored in his college career, as well as a lifetime 39% mark from three-point range. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Pitt now has six open scholarships to fill for next season, and will have an extra emphasis on finding shooters now that Horton is gone.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Paul mcgrath
Paul mcgrath
6 months ago

Sheesh. I didn’t see him leaving.

Dog McDogg
Dog McDogg
6 months ago

And in other news, water is wet. Way to go, Capel!

Tom DiPasquale
Tom DiPasquale
6 months ago

He should be staying, I think this is another example of a player making a change for the sake of change and its a big mistake.

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
6 months ago

Give this clown a big double barrel middle finger on his way out. He’s lucky he wasn’t kicked off the team like he should have been.

Young
Young
6 months ago

Keeping moving to new place, changing scenes around, acting like everything is ok, but what goes around always comes around. Until one fixes self, nothing will change and nothing will get better.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
6 months ago

Wow.

AMF
AMF
6 months ago

Those that are leaving are doing Pitt a
favor,as it provides space for more
talented prospects.

RonDon
RonDon
6 months ago
Reply to  AMF

I agree. Horton is the only one that’s remotely useful. Others don’t see it that way.

Steve
Steve
6 months ago
Reply to  AMF

You really expect Capel to take advantage of these extra scholarships? He’ll fill em – will he be getting kids from the Ivy League and Southern conference? Or really talented kids? History says no

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson
6 months ago

Its not a matter of who is leaving, it will be about who comes in. Kids these days are selfish and don’t want to work. This guy could shoot but he played no defense at all. Capel just has to bring in better quality and character players instead of filling out roster space. I can think of 2 or 3 more players who should leave.

TMG
TMG
6 months ago

I hope is does well. But All i can think of right now is, “Thanks for all the character reference letters and getting me out of jail and umm, BYE!

Paul Bechtel
Paul Bechtel
6 months ago

Would not be shocked if he ends up at Monmouth. That coach was really passionate about him. They also have a better chance to make the tournament compared to pitt.

Bob Cardy
Bob Cardy
6 months ago

Best of luck to IT. But, the reality is he is a guy who would rarely see the court on a good team. They had a losing team 2 years with him, and his off court antics were a big distraction this year. See what Capel can do with 6 (or more) open slots this offseason. This is make or break for him. Maybe he finds more Burtons than Oladipos this time around. Maybe he strikes out. Time will tell. The truth is talented high school kids are not interested in Pitt right now. One big year can change that,… Read more »

Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
6 months ago

See ya scumbag. Dude should have been kicked out of Pitt for assaulting a police officer and using misogynistic language. He’s a bad character.

But of COURSE Capel defended his bad behavior, so Jeffy deserves what he gets.

Capel doesn’t recruit character and this is just ANOTHER example of that.

Let’s see the Capel Fan Boys defend this.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
6 months ago

Exactly

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
6 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

But this is going to be spun about how ungrateful the kid is. “After all Coach did for him”. If he wasn’t useful he would have been booted

Dukes

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