A few days back, former Duquesne standout guard Primo Spears entered the transfer portal after one season with the program.
Spears, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 12.7 points per game as a freshman for the Dukes. He also set a program record, becoming the first freshman to score 30+ points in two-straight games. Now, a few days into his portal recruitment, he has heard from over ten high-major programs, including the one right down the street: Pitt.
Pitt is looking to fill five open scholarship spots at the moment, as eight players from last year’s squad will not be returning. However, the Panthers have added Nelly Cummings and Blake Hinson from the transfer portal and Fede Federiko from the JuCo ranks to fill some of the holes on the team. So, with that being said, will Spears consider the Panthers for his next stop?
“I am familiar with it [Pitt] of course, because it’s just down the road, but I am definitely looking to get out of the city,” Spears told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Coach Capel definitely is a great coach and definitely reached out with his staff, but I was very clear when they came to recruit me that I definitely wanted to get out the city.”
Spears also told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will be taking an official visit to Maryland on Monday. Among the other schools recruiting him, TCU is up there with Maryland as one of the programs that has called multiple times. In addition, Tulsa, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Xavier, Iowa State, and more have reached out.