On Monday night, Pitt added another transfer commitment as Blake Hinson committed to the Panthers.
Hinson stands at 6-foot-7 and has played for both Ole Miss and Iowa State in his college career. He took an official visit to Pitt over the weekend, and decided to commit to the program on Monday. In his 60 games with Ole Miss, Hinson averaged 9.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists. In his sophomore season, the Florida native shot 40% from the field, 33% from three and 72% from the free-throw line.
Hinson then joined the Cyclones in 2020 when Steve Prohm was still the head coach. Hinson missed the season due to an illness, and left the program in October 2021 once current ISU head coach TJ Otzelberger took over the program. Hinson has three years of eligibility remaining for the Panthers.
Pitt has now added two players from the transfer portal this offseason, with Nelly Cummings, a 6-foot guard from Colgate, and Hinson joining the program. The Panthers have six more scholarships open at the moment, and are hosting several players on visits Monday and throughout the rest of the week.