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Michalowski: My Thoughts on Cam Corhen’s Commitment to Pitt



On Monday morning, Pitt basketball received its first transfer commitment announcement of the spring as former Florida State big man Cam Corhen committed to the Panthers.

Corhen is a 6-foot-10 forward who scores most of his baskets inside — in fact, he only attempted two three pointers last season, missing both. Corhen is a force on the offensive glass, grabbing 50+ offensive rebounds in both of his two seasons (while playing just 23.9 and 21.5 minutes per game, respectively).

His scoring numbers pop off the stat sheet first — 9.4 points per game at the high-major level is certainly impressive, especially for a big man. But for Pitt to land a big that is not only proven at the ACC level but that can also post up offensively, attack the offensive glass, and finish with touch inside makes this a fantastic addition to the roster. When thinking back to the past few years, Pitt has not had a center that can score effectively in the post since 2021-22 John Hugley. Now, the Panthers have one who has proven himself in limited minutes at the highest level. According to The Portal Report, Corhen ranks No. 12 out of all 1,400+ DI transfers this spring in inside scoring ability.

Corhen has shown the ability to catch lobs, and should compliment Pitt’s guard duo of Ishmael Leggett and Jaland Lowe well. Corhen’s overall field-goal percentage jumped from 54.6% as a rookie to 63% as a sophomore in a decreased role. I imagine he will play the five for Pitt, leading that position minutes with Guillermo Diaz-Graham and Papa Kante following behind. With Diaz-Graham’s ability to stretch the floor, Pitt has now the option to play both bigs alongside each other potentially as it did several times near the end of last season.

With the addition of Corhen, Jeff Capel has now brought in four high-major transfers since taking over at Pitt, and it is pretty safe to say that the first three turned out alright: Blake Hinson (Iowa State), Greg Elliott (Marquette), and Jamarius Burton (Texas Tech).

It’s still very early on in the transfer window and fellow visitor from this weekend Damian Dunn is yet to announce anything following his visit. But at the moment, let’s look at Pitt’s current roster and potential lineup as I see it with Corhen in the mix.


G Jaland Lowe – Sophomore

G Ishmael Leggett – Senior

G/W Zack Austin – Redshirt Senior


F/C Cam Corhen – Junior


F Guillermo Diaz-Graham – Junior

W/F Jorge Diaz-Graham – Junior

F Papa Amadou Kante – Redshirt Freshman

W Marlon Barnes – Redshirt Freshman

G Brandin Cummings – Freshman

F/C Amdy Ndiaye – Freshman


Benjamin Mayhew – Sophomore

Vason Stevenson – Junior

Jajuan Nelson – Sophomore

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 month ago

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