The Pitt Panther men’s basketball program has officially announced the signing of JUCO guard Cashius McNeilly.
The 6’4″ guard will provide Jeff Capel will another option in his deep backcourt and more importantly gives Pitt another 3-point shooter, something they have sorely lacked the last couple of seasons.
“Cashius is a talented guard who brings competitiveness, shooting and play making abilities to our backcourt rotation,” said Capel. “He has the size, strength and skill set to play multiple positions on the perimeter and can impact a game on both ends of the floor. The start of his college career was slowed by an injury and the pandemic, so I know he is eager to get back out on the floor and compete. We look forward to him joining our program this summer.”
As a Top-150 4-star recruit coming out of high in Ontario, Canada, McNeilly started his college career at Texas A&M. He missed his first season with a football injury before opting to sit out the 2020-21 season due to concerns over COVID-19. He then decided to transfer to TCU before quickly moving to Northern Oklahoma (JUCO) last season, where he averaged 10.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, while shooting 44% from three-point range.
Pitt now has 12 scholarship players with room to add one more.
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