On Friday, Pitt guard Femi Odukale entered the transfer portal after two seasons with the program.
Pittsburgh basketball guard Femi Odukale has entered the transfer portal, @on3sports has learned.
Averaged 10.8 points per game this season.https://t.co/xWsWSZF8sP
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) April 1, 2022
Odukale, a Brooklyn native, played his last game of his Pitt career in his hometown, failing to score in the Panthers’ season ending loss to Boston College. This season, he started 28 of the 31 games he played in for the Panthers, averaging the third-most points per game on the team at 10.8. Odukale hit 39% of his shots from the field, as well as 33% of his three-point attempts.
Odukale’s departure opens up a scholarship at the guard position, which will be one of head coach Jeff Capel’s top needs this offseason when searching in the transfer portal. Capel now has seven scholarships available for next season’s roster.
This announcement comes on the same day as Pitt landed a commitment from transfer guard Nelly Cummings, who decided to come home to play for his hometown school for his last year of eligibility.
Odukale joins Chris Payton, Noah Collier, Max Amadasun, Ithiel Horton, Onye Ezeakudo, and Dan Oladapo as players from last season’s team who have left for the portal. Jamarius Burton, Cummings, Nike Sibande, William Jeffress, and Nate Santos are currently the guards and wings on next year’s roster.