Starting Monday, Pitt will be hosting another transfer forward, Mylyjael Poteat, on an official visit.
Poteat told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will be on Pitt’s campus from Monday to Wednesday, and that he will also take trips to UMass and Virginia Tech.
Poteat is a 6-foot-9, 260-pound forward who played one season for Rice. The North Carolina native played in all 33 games for Rice, starting three of them. In his freshman campaign, he averaged 7.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. His best scoring performance of the year came against UAB in early January, when he scored a career-high 18 points on 5-for-5 shooting, and went 8 for 9 from the free-throw line.
Rice commit Mylyjael Poteat transformed his body this off season and it paid off in a MAJOR way for the Burlington School…#PhenomHoops @mylyjael @Coach_Rick57 @POBScout @RyanBernardiTBS pic.twitter.com/ePYyZwfaQo
— Phenom Hoop Videos (@PhenomMixtapes) April 10, 2020
Pitt still has five spots to fill after the additions of Fede Federiko, Blake Hinson, and Nelly Cummings so far this offseason. With Poteat and Akok Akok both slated to visit this week, the Panthers are clearly trying to nail down the front court and sign a player to man the paint alongside John Hugley.