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Rhode Island Transfer Guard Ishmael Leggett Starts Pitt Official Visit



The official visit of former Rhode Island guard Ishmael Leggett has started at Pitt.

In fact, Leggett tells PSN that he arrived in Pittsburgh on Thursday but the real tour of Pitt’s campus, facilities and meetings with players and coaches will take place today.

Pitt’s current roster has a need for a veteran shooting guard and Jeff Capel envisions Leggett filling that role.

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Washington, D.C., averaged 16.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting 43.6% from the field and 32% from 3-point range last season for Rhode Island.

Leggett’s top individual performances from last season included a 30-point effort against George Washington in February, a 25-point game against Dayton and a season-high 34 points against Tulane, which included seven 3-pointers.

Leggett will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Along with Pitt, Arkansas, Georgia, Butler, Boston College, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Ohio State, Fordham, SMU and others have reached out to Leggett.

Currently, Pitt has three open scholarships, with two of those likely to be used at the guard spot, with the other going towards size in the front court.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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