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Mike Huiett Jr. Looking to Make Impact with Pitt After Transfer from Catawba



Michael Hueitt Jr., Pitt basketball player.

Ahead of the 2023-24 season, PSN will be introducing every Pitt player and updating each player’s current situation on the roster. We continue our breakdowns with the latest addition to this year’s squad.

Mike Huiett Jr.

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

Height, Weight: 6’3, 180 LBs

Position: Guard

Number: 8

Year: Graduate Student

Last year: Hueitt did not play in 2022-23 after entering the transfer portal prior to the season.

The storyline: Hueitt joined the Panthers late in the offseason, taking an official visit in late August and committing on September 1 while wrapping up his visit. Hueitt was being recruited by other division one programs throughout the summer while working out.

Hueitt last played ball at Catawba (Division Two) in 2021-22. There, he played in 15 games, averaging 23.9 minutes per game and scoring 7.3 points per game. Hueitt shot 32% from the field that season. Prior to Catawba, he spent the 2019-20 season at UNC-Greensboro (D1), appearing in 30 games and scoring 5.8 points per contest. There, he shot 36% from three-point range. 

Before his time at UNCG, he played one year for Old Dominion (2017-18), averaging 2.1 points per game on 41% shooting.

The Panthers needed some late veteran guard help and liked Hueitt’s abilities. While Ishmael Leggett, Carlton Carrington, and Jaland Lowe will handle the guard duties for the most part, look for Hueitt to come off the bench and try to carve out a role in his final year of college hoops. 

In his own words: “Coach Capel and the entire staff were very welcoming and made sure that I knew it was a family environment the minute I got on campus,” he told PSN on the day of his commitment to Pitt. “I have a long-standing relationship with Coach Brown and the minute we caught back up were great vibes. The team is amazing, and the players are like family already. I love the city of Pittsburgh and love everything Pitt has to offer. I can’t wait to be apart of an amazing tradition and help continue to add to the legacy.”

Jaland Lowe and Carlton Carrington are learning from the team’s veteran guards Mike Hueitt Jr. and Ishmael Leggett.

Lowe on Hueitt: “He came in from day one, he trusts us, and he gave us a reason to trust him right away.”

— George Michalowski (@MichalowskiCBB) October 11, 2023

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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