The Pitt basketball staff has reached out to another transfer portal prospect.
On Monday, the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year who was also a 13+ point-per-game scorer entered the portal. That player is Terrion Murdix — a 6-foot-1 guard who started his career at Mineral Area College before spending the last two seasons at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
Murdix’s numbers jump off the stat sheet: 13.4 points per game, 5.4 assists per game, and 4.3 rebounds per game. In addition, he snagged 2.3 steals per outing, shot 49% from the field, and 34% from three-point range. Murdix is a graduate transfer, therefore he should be immediately eligible.
Near the end of last season, Murdix severely injured his knee in the Southland Conference Tournament. He then missed the Islanders’ two NCAA Tournament games — one in the First Four (Dayton) and one in the Round of 64 (loss to No. 1 Alabama).
“It was a complete blow,” he told PSN. “Everything. ACL, MCL, PCL, Meniscus.”
Murdix is now three-months post operation and is going to physical therapy four times per week. He told PSN that he should be 100% by December 15, and that he is currently feeling ‘great.’
Murdix also told The Portal Report that in addition to Pitt, he has heard from Ole Miss, College of Charleston, Iona, Utah, SIU, UCF, WKU, Seton Hall, GCU, Wichita State, Cal, Cincinnati, Siena, and High Point.
All things considered, this is a very interesting portal target for the Panthers, who have one scholarship remaining for next year. Currently, Pitt’s back court includes junior Ishmael Leggett, RS freshman Dior Johnson, and freshmen Carlton Carrington and Jaland Lowe.