Recently, the Pitt staff targeted a player in the transfer portal with a name that Pittsburgh-area basketball fans are certainly familiar with.
Eric Williams Jr., the former Duquesne star, confirmed to Pittsburgh Sports Now that Pitt assistant coach Jason Capel contacted him since he recently entered the transfer portal. After averaging over 14 points per game in each of his first two years at Duquesne, Williams moved on to play at Oregon, where he averaged ten points and 8.4 points per game in his two seasons with the program, respectively.
ERIC. WILLIAMS. JR.
Duquesne and George Mason tied 75-75. Headed to overtime in Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/oLHeRWk4YJ
— A10 Talk (@A10Talk) January 20, 2018
Williams is a 6-foot-6 guard, initially from Port Huron, Michigan, who is a career 40% field-goal shooter and a career 36% three-point shooter. Williams has also hit 194 three pointers in his career, never shooting below 35% from deep in a season. He has started 91 games in his four seasons of college ball, and is now entering the portal as a grad transfer looking to play one more season elsewhere.
Pitt currently has seven scholarships to fill, as six players entered the transfer portal and one, Mo Gueye, ran out of eligibility. So far this offseason, Pitt has added one player, Nelly Cummings, through the portal.