It’s hard to have any real excitement or optimism for the upcoming season when you finish the previous season with a record of 11-21.
While it’s hard to do so, it’s not impossible. Jeff Capel has been able to do it, especially over the last few weeks.
After a number of transfers, the Pitt staff went into this off-season with the difficult task of trying to fill 8 open scholarships for the upcoming season and to their credit, they’ve done so and in an impressive fashion. The roster was set on Monday with the surprise addition of four-star guard Dior Johnson.
With Johnson and newcomers Nelly Cummings, Blake Hinson, Greg Elliott, Cashius McNeilly, Jorge-Diaz Graham, Guillermo Diaz-Graham, Fede Federiko along with the return of John Hugley, Jamarius Burton and Nike Sibande has created some excitement with Pitt basketball. In fact, Capel will be coaching his most talented and deep team since arriving at Pitt.
After years of losing, is the fan base buying into the excitement?
Our PSN poll question is, has your opinion changed in a positive way of the future of Jeff Capel and Pitt basketball?