Pitt has found loads of talent out of the transfer portal over the past few years.
Players such as Jamarius Burton, Nelly Cummings, Greg Elliott, Blake Hinson, Nike Sibande, and others came to Pitt via the portal and found immediate success with the Panthers. However, several players have transferred out of Pitt as well, for unique reasons each time. Let’s check in on the former Panthers that have transferred out that will be playing college hoops in 2023-24.
NATE SANTOS – DAYTON
Santos, a 6-foot-7 wing who played two years for Pitt, transferred to Dayton this offseason. He was the only member of the 2022-23 team that made the NCAA Tournament to enter the portal.
CHRIS PAYTON – KENT STATE
Payton came to Pitt after spending one season at Indian Hills Community College in the JUCO ranks. He played a smaller role for the Panthers off the bench, but has found success at Kent State, where he scored 6.7 points per game last year. He added ten points in Kent State’s Round of 64 loss to Indiana in the NCAA Tournament.
FEMI ODUKALE – NEW MEXICO STATE
Odukale transferred to Seton Hall after two seasons with the Panthers, but quickly entered the portal again this offseason, opting to spend next year at New Mexico State. He averaged 7.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game at Seton Hall this past year. He will need a waiver for immediate eligibility this year, as he has now transferred twice and has not graduated yet.
If the NCAA grants a waiver to Seton Hall transfer Femi Odukale, he may be a force in #CUSA for New Mexico State. He started 32 games in the Big East a year ago stuffing the stat sheet. Needs eligibility waiver for 2023-24 because he's a 2nd-time transfer + isn't a grad student. pic.twitter.com/rOhHh3Cfml
— Colin Deaver (@ColinDeaverTV) July 15, 2023
NOAH COLLIER – WILLIAM & MARY
Collier had a big year for William and Mary last season, averaging nine points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He went 1 for 5 from the field for four points in his rematch against Pitt last season.
ITHIEL HORTON – TEXAS
Horton recently committed to his fourth college, choosing Rodney Terry’s Texas Longhorns over Kansas. He spent this past season at UCF, averaging 12.3 points per game and shooting 35% from three-point range for the Knights.
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) July 6, 2023
JOHN HUGLEY IV – OKLAHOMA
Hugley announced that he would enter the portal on the day of Pitt’s First Four game in Dayton. He then heard from a long list of Division One schools, including Penn State, West Virginia, and Memphis before eventually committing to Oklahoma.
MAX AMADASUN – AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY (D2)
Amadasun played for Saint Bonaventure in the A10 before entering the portal again this offseason. This past year, he scored 1.7 points per game for the Bonnies. He now heads down to the Division Two level to play for Augusta, who went 27-6 last season.
XAVIER JOHNSON – INDIANA
Johnson is entering his third and final year with the Hoosiers. In an injury-plagued season last year, he averaged 9.9 points and 4.9 assists per game for Mike Woodson’s team.
GERALD DRUMGOOLE – DELAWARE
After leaving Pitt, Drumgoole went to Albany and shined there. Starting 30 games, he scored 15+ points per game and grabbed 5+ rebounds per contest this past year. He then entered the portal again this offseason, eventually committing to Delaware to play for Martin Ingelsby.