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Former Marquette Guard Greg Elliott Commits to Pitt

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On Tuesday, former Marquette guard Greg Elliott committed to Pitt just days after taking an official visit to check out the program.

Elliott is a 6-foot-3 guard who played four seasons for the Golden Eagles. This season, he averaged seven points per game as a senior and shot 39% from three-point range on a career-high 3.1 three-point attempts per game. Elliott’s addition will bolster Pitt’s back court with more veteran experience and will certainly provide much-needed shooting on the outside. In his career, he has played in over 110 games, scoring more than 640 points and hitting 94 threes. He has one season of eligibility remaining.

At Marquette, Elliott was coached by Pitt’s Assistant AD of Scouting Jake Presutti, who was, at the time, an assistant coach there.

 

The Panthers have now added six players this offseason: Elliott, Jorge and Guillermo Diaz-Graham, Nelly Cummings, Blake Hinson, and Fede Federiko. Guards Jamarius Burton and Nike Sibande will be returning, as well as star big John Hugley. They still have two spots to fill, but now have a much more complete roster than at the beginning of the offseason.

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Rob Radich
Rob Radich
1 month ago

Yawn

Joe Cursi
Joe Cursi
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Lol

Bill
Bill
1 month ago

He has got to be better than any one coming off the bench last year. I don’t remember anyone averaging 7 points in a back up role last year. Sibande may be decent if he actually plays. Burton scores 20 one game and 3 the next so maybe he will be an upgrade. Trying to think positive, Hoping for a winning record.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

When you’re coming off an 11-21 record, tweaks at the margins don’t move the needle.

Bill
Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Well you have to be realistic. They are not going to get 5 star recruits. So you either hope for what they have or quit watching or going which is what I have done the last 6 yrs. I doubt high ranking recruits are going to come here when there is a good chance Capel will be gone. The Big East days are gone.

Robert Radich
Robert Radich
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

It’s self perpetuating. He’s got to go. He’s the worst coach in the Power 5

Mtgj
Mtgj
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

The 2 brothers are really close to 5 star kids and are going to be really good next year.

Pitts team has a chance to be pretty good next year. I don’t think capel is a good in game coach but you have to give him credit for the work he has done this offseason. This roster is much better than last year and if nelly Cummings is the real deal( I haven’t seen him play much to know if he is a legit ACC point guard or not). , I believe pitt will be a tourney team.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
1 month ago
Reply to  Mtgj

“Close to 5-Star? According to who? There are 25 or so 5 stars per class. These two have 4 star ratings from a service no one ever heard of along with some mediocre Power 5 offers. Do you really think that if they were that caliber they would be signing in May? Please!

Mtgj
Mtgj
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

My good friend is a basketball coach at IMG and said these kids should both be In The top 30 players. All the coaches at IMG believe they are way under ranked and will be really good players as soon as they get on campus.
He has watched many great players come through IMG and has watched these 2 kids play every day. I’ll take his opinion over anyone else.

Robert Radich
Robert Radich
1 month ago
Reply to  Mtgj

Good for you. That’s your opinion. But I find the mediocre offer list more telling than a third hand assessment.. When you’re beating UMass for two players it’s more telling. That’s my opinion.

Ed Rose
Ed Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert Radich

On the flip side these guys were under the radar because they came here late and to IMG so why take a chance on them if you are a powerhouse school? These guys can portal transfer next year once they prove themselves. I am sure if they are good they will be here 1 or 2 years and then done at Pitt. I hate saying that, but that is the state of college sports now.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ed Rose
Flpitt
Flpitt
1 month ago

Wow, now we are preparing to score 50 points a game with this dynamite group of transfers

Felton, Family & Friends
Felton, Family & Friends
1 month ago
Reply to  Flpitt

A very avg or even below avg class. Mostly just bodies to throw out on the court. As you have to have bodies to put into the uniforms. Nobody to move outta or near the cellar of the ACC.

Sam Acquista
Sam Acquista
1 month ago

Capel destroyed Will Jeffress’ career. He should transfer to Duke or UNC. They don’t even mention him in these articles anymore. He had offers to every Top 75 program in the country when he came out.

Eric payne
Eric payne
1 month ago
Reply to  Sam Acquista

Will Jeffress is still in the picture. His game revolves around his outside game, which did not exist last year. You blame Capel for that? He still has time to reach his potential and I would father see him do it here than anywhere else.

drw
drw
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric payne

Jefferess shooting mechanics are flawed, so he should not shot 3’s. His game is better suited for quick movement in the lane , He should use his 6’7″ body to beat his man to the hoop or drive to the lane and pull up for short jumpers. Discourage him from shooting from beyond the arch. He can jump and rebound, .Hugley’s problem is because of his weight, plus unlike Hugley, he is a good defender. As someone said Capel is not a good coach. He does not use his personnel properly. The only quality Pitt guards were Knight and Smith… Read more »

Robert Radich
Robert Radich
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric payne

If Capel had the kid’s best interest at heart he would have discouraged reclassifying. He wanted bodies. Jeffress wasn’t ready to play Division 1 basketball. Even a layman like myself could see that. So yeah, Capel bears some culpability

Ed Rose
Ed Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Sam Acquista

Have you watched him play? He was a top 100 recruit because of his ability to get to the basket and athleticism at the HS level. He does not have a polished perimeter game and that is what is holding him back. Capel started him almost every game last year, He could knock down open looks. How did he destroy his career? That comment is way off. He still has 2 seasons left to improve. Duke or UNC would not take him there. He is not Cam Johnson.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ed Rose
Felton, Family & Friends
Felton, Family & Friends
1 month ago

Interesting tweet….Never loses ? Marquette lost 53 times during his time there. And the other thing….well. No

Luetrisua Elliott
Luetrisua Elliott
1 month ago

🙌🙌🙌🙌 Congratulations ☺️ To My Grandson Greg Elliott ☺️ Granny ❤️ Loves” You:😘

Josh
Josh
1 month ago

Rob Radich called himself a layman ???? Wow !!! The jerkoff acts like a know it all on this site .

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