Pitt Basketball Makes Early Contact With Vanderbilt Transfer Myles Stute
Jeff Capel and his staff are busy preparing for their next NCAA tournament game on Friday against Iowa State but that doesn’t mean they’ve forgot about recruiting.
With the opening of the transfer portal on Tuesday, hundreds of players have become free agents and Capel knows that he and his assistants will need to multitask.
After hitting the jackpot a season ago with their ability to identify and then close on a number of transfers, Pitt will be looking to duplicate that this offseason but in a much smaller manner.
Unlike a year ago when they were looking to add a handful of transfers, Pitt won’t be looking to add that many this offseason, but they’ll still be active.
With the upcoming departures of Nelly Cummings, Greg Elliott, Jamarius Burton and Nike Sibande, the roster will be losing both experience but also scorers and legitimate 3-point shooters.
Capel realizes that and has made early contact with a recent addition to the portal.
Pitt is just one of a number of teams that has reached out to Vanderbilt transfer wing Myles Stute.
The 6’7″ junior from Washington DC announced earlier this week that he would be leaving Jerry Stackhouse’s program.
Earlier this season against Pitt, Stute scored 14 points and collected six rebounds, while connecting on three of four 3-point attempts. This season for Vandy, Stute averaged 8.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 36.1% from beyond the arc.
Back during the 2021-22 season, Stute was one of the top 3-point shooters in the country, connecting on 43.2% of his attempts, which led the SEC. At the start of this season, it looked as though Stute was going to improve on his sophomore season after scoring in double figures in eight of Vandy’s first 13 games.
However, that didn’t happen as his production tailed after conference play started. Stute only hit double figures in five of 21 SEC games and shot just 19% in league play.
Towards the end of the season, Stute’s minutes started to drop, and he started just one of the last six games, thus his decision to transfer.
Stute will still have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Vanderbilt transfer Myles Stute told me these schools have been reaching out since entering the portal:
+many others pic.twitter.com/6k6C5EuwFg
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