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High Point Transfer Zack Austin to Arrive for Pitt Official Visit on Thursday



Pitt will be hosting its first transfer visitor later this week.

High Point transfer Zack Austin told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will be taking an official visit to Pitt starting on Thursday, April 6. For the past few days, the NCAA has been in a dead recruiting period. However, with the dead period ending on Thursday, Austin will be traveling straight to Pittsburgh for his first visit. He recently met with the Pitt staff on a zoom call last Tuesday.

Austin played two seasons with High Point and redshirted his first season there. As a redshirt freshman, Austin averaged 14.4 points, eight rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game, hitting 67 of his 208 three-point attempts (32%). With those numbers, he made the Big South All-Freshman Team.

This year, Austin scored 14.1 points and grabbed 5.4 rebounds per contest. He started 26 of 31 games and improved his shooting numbers in each category. Austin shot 44% from the field (41 as a freshman), 56% on two-point attempts (51 as a freshman), 33% on three-point tries (32 as a freshman), and 79% from the free-throw line (72 as a freshman).

The Panthers are looking to fill four open scholarships after wing Nate Santos entered the transfer portal on Tuesday. The team’s front court currently consists of Jorge Diaz-Graham, Guillermo Diaz-Graham, and Federiko Federiko, with Blake Hinson, William Jeffress, and freshman Marlon Barnes on the wing and Dior Johnson in the back court. The Panthers will also welcome in freshmen guards Jaland Lowe and Carlton Carrington this season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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