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Where Will Pitt’s Outgoing Transfers Play in 2024-25 Season?

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Jeff Capel and his Pitt basketball staff have been aggressive in the transfer portal over the past few years, adding talent from the low, mid, and high-major levels of Division One college basketball.

But, as the portal can be a useful tool in adding talent, it can also prove to hurt your roster if several players leave every offseason looking for new opportunities. Let’s check out where the two Panthers who did enter the portal ended up. 

Federiko Federiko | Texas Tech

Federiko, Pitt’s starting five the past two seasons, left Pitt this spring for the portal. After a quiet recruitment, he took an official visit to Lubbock, Texas to visit Grant McCasland’s Red Raiders. Federiko committed to the program shortly after, and will join a program that was most recently a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament in year one under McCasland.

Federiko ranked as a three-star transfer in The Portal Report’s transfer rankings.

At Pitt, the 6-foot-11 rim-running big man averaged 6.6 points as a sophomore and then 4.7 as a junior this past season. Federiko’s free-throw percentage, minutes, and scoring output decreased as a junior. To fill the role left behind by Federiko, Pitt went out and earned a commitment from Cam Corhen, a transfer big man out of Florida State.

William Jeffress | Louisiana Tech

Jeffress, the Erie, PA product, graduated from Pitt this past year. He had been with the Panthers since the 2020-21 season, and started 20 games over his first two seasons in Oakland. However, after a foot injury sidelined him for the entire 2022-23 season, he returned this past year and played a career-low 10.8 minutes per game.

Jeffress’ defensive efforts earned him minutes and recognition among the coaching staff, his teammates, and fans. He played some big minutes during his time at Pitt, and should have a big role at his next stop: Louisiana Tech. Last season, the Bulldogs finished 22-10 (12-4 in CUSA), finishing in second place in Conference USA at the mid-major level.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Tom D
Tom D
21 days ago

Wish these two both the best of Luck. Wish they could have retained Jeffries, as he sparked them several times last year with some urgency and tough defensive spurts they needed. Great kid.

PittBand
PittBand
20 days ago
Reply to  Tom D

Wish him the best, he just didn’t hit on all cylinders at Pitt.

Last edited 20 days ago by PittBand

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