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Pitt’s Bub Carrington Earns Freshman All-American Honor

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Carlton Bub Carrington Pitt @ Duke January 20, 2024 via George Michalowski

Ever since the first game of the 2023-24 season, Bub Carrington has shined as one of the best freshmen basketball players in the country.

Carrington earned five Rookie of the Week awards throughout the season, and ranked second all-time amongst Pitt rookies in scoring, with 456 total points as a freshman. Now, as Pitt awaits his decision between the Panthers and the NBA, Carrington has been honored on a national scale.

On Wednesday, Collegeinsider.com announced that Carrington was named to the Freshmen All-America team. The site also announced that Carrington was a finalist for the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award. Fellow ACC freshmen Elliot Cadaeu (North Carolina) and Jared McCain (Duke) also made the Freshman All-America team.

Carrington started 33 games for Pitt as a rookie, averaging 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. The Baltimore, Maryland native shot 41% from the field and 32% from three-point range in his freshman campaign, and alongside Jaland Lowe and Ishmael Leggett, starred for the Panthers in the back court.

“The competition with Bub will be the NBA,” Jeff Capel told the PM Team on 93.7 the Fan on Tuesday night. “I think that’s it. Does he want to pursue a professional career now or does he want to wait another year and get better?”

Carrington has been in and out of NBA mock drafts throughout the year, and recently was on The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie’s NBA mock draft. In that prediction, Carrington went No. 24 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Pitt vs. the NBA for Bub Carrington in 2025?

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Skip White
Skip White
24 days ago

Well deserved. He had a great season.

Don
Don
23 days ago

Be smart…..one more yr of college ball will only help his NBA career.

T M
T M
21 days ago

Another year or 2 at PITT & ACC competition will help Bub deal with the ‘men’ in the NBA. Going too early gets young players a fast ticket to the G league unless you are a top 10 lottery draft pick.. Buyer beware getting picked at the bottom of the first or second rounds in the Association. Previous & recent Pitt players are evidence of that. Only Steven Adams, being very tall & athletic (& a lottery pick) got him a lengthy NBA career. Hopefully, Bub & his advisors steer him on the right course about getting his mind &… Read more »

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