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An Evaluation of What Pitt Basketball is Adding in Transfer Forward Cam Corhen



Pitt men’s basketball added a big portal target, figuratively and literally, on Monday with the addition of Florida State’s Cam Corhen.

The 6-foot-10 forward will be a key addition to Pitt’s frontcourt after scoring 9.4 points and grabbing 4.1 rebounds per game in his sophomore season.

To get a further understanding of what the Panthers are getting in Corhen, Pittsburgh Sports Now reached out to the editor of The Osceola on the Rivals network, Bob Ferrante, who has covered Florida State athletics since 1994.

Here’s what Ferrante had to say about the Seminole transfer:

Nathan Breisinger: Overall, what is the diagnosis of the type of player Pitt is getting in Cam Corhen?

Bob Ferrante: “He had his best game up at Pitt in March – 25 and eight – he’s capable of that in spurts. Seeing his average was 9.4 and 3.9 rebounds, with a few more minutes, he could juice that up to 12 points, 14 points, maybe even more rebounds. He’s not as aggressive of a rebounder as he should be. If you met him face-to-face, you’d say, ‘This kid’s physically what you’re looking for in a four, but he’s not a true post.’ He should be a better rebounder.

“I will say this, this Florida State team needed to be blown up in the offseason because of the struggles. I think they would’ve loved to kept Cam. He was toward the top of the list of guys they would’ve wanted to keep on the roster next year.”

NB: Is he the type of piece you could potentially build around him?

BF: “Yes. Maybe a different coaching staff will turn him into a better rebounder. I was curious to why they weren’t able to unlock that. It dumbfounds me to play 25 minutes and only have two boards. It’s a legit question for a guy that’s 6-10. Rebounding to me is about height and heart and you got to have both. I think he has both. The numbers should be better. I know Capel is a heck of a coach, if he can unlock a little bit of that, I think he’s starting ACC quality.”

NB: What offensive attributes does he bring to Pitt?

BF: “I don’t view him as a true center, but how [Leonard Hamilton] plays things here, you’re kind of positionless in a sense. He’s somewhere between a power forward and a center. He’s got a nice little hook shot. He’s got some nice post moves, baseline jumpers, some mid-range jumpers. Could be better as a free-throw shooter. I think he’s got a nice touch.”

NB: What’s type of improvements did he make from year one to year two? Or did he?

BF: “I would say marginally. I expected a bigger growth. I think he’s capable of being in the neighborhood of 14 points, seven rebounds type of guys. He’s just got to be more aggressive on the boards, make free throws, make an extra shot here or there.”

NB: What type of personality does he bring to Pitt?

BF: “He’s generally pretty happy. I wouldn’t say he’s going to be an alpha leader type at all, but I don’t think he’s going to be a problem child either. I think he’s going to fit in well.”

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1 month ago

He can’t be worse than Stupido Stupido offensively. or pretty much defensively either as Stupido generally got taken to the cleaners on defense.

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