As Pitt searches around the nation to find prospects for next year’s team in the transfer portal, one of those prospects that has stood out to the staff early on can be found not too far down the road.
Former Cal U forward Philip Alston told Pittsburgh Sports Now that Pitt assistant Jason Capel will be heading out to see him on Monday for an in-home visit. Alston entered the portal just last week and has since heard from over 60 schools inquiring about his talents. Throughout the process so far, Loyola Chicago, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and more have reached out multiple times and prioritized Alston. Pitt reached out to him on the second day that he was in the portal, and now appears to be ramping up the interest.
— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) November 23, 2021
Alston started all 33 games for Cal this season, averaging 21 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. He had six games of at least 30 points, headlined by his 38-point career night against Mercyhurst in which he hit 14 of his 25 field-goal attempts, two of his three three-point tries, and eight of his 12 free throws.
The 6-foot-6 forward will also be meeting with Akron and Kent State on Tuesday, and possibly Ole Miss as well.