Pitt redshirt freshman Isaiah Epps has decided to transfer. Epps, a highly touted recruit when he was signed in 2009, was used sparingly this season.
Epps started twice and played in 19 games. He was 1 for 16 from the field and 0 for 12 from 3-point range. The writing was on the wall for Epps late in the season when fifth-year walk-on Nick Rivers played before him in the CBI championship series.
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said Epps is transferring for family reasons.
"We have been in constant communication with Isaiah regarding his family's well-being," Dixon said. "We believe that it is best for Isaiah to be close to home and we will assist him in finding the best possible situation to reach his goals-both academically and athletically. He's a great kid, hard worker and good player. We thank Isaiah for his contribution to our program over the last two years and wish him much success in the future."
Pitt has two scholarships available for the spring signing period, which begins next week. Chris Jones from Teaneck, N.J. verbally committed earlier this winter and is expected to sign a letter of intent.
Trey Zeigler, the son of former Pitt assistant Ernie Zeigler, will visit Pitt this weekend. Zeigler is transferring from Central Michigan after Ernie was fired as the head coach.
Zeigler is petitioning the NCAA to be able to play next season.
Ray Fittipaldo: firstname.lastname@example.org and Twitter @rayfitt1. First Published April 4, 2012 3:15 PM