Malcolm Gilbert Leaving Pitt, Appears Headed to Fairfield
Pittsburgh redshirt sophomore center Malcolm Gilbert has decided to transfer and could end up at Fairfield University.
“Malcolm has asked for his release and has informed me that he wants to play with his brother,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. “He’s a great kid, hard worker and good player. We thank Malcolm for his contribution to our program over the last year and a half and wish him much success in the future.”
Marcus Gilbert is a 6-foot-6 freshman forward at Fairfield.
As Rob Dauster of NBC Sports pointed out, Gilbert is the fifth player to leave Pitt program in the last 20 months, following J.J. Richardson (Houston); Khem Birch (UNLV); Isaiah Epps (Monroe College); and John Johnson (Penn State).
The 6-foot-11, 235-pound Gilbert was redshirting the 2012-13 season after averaging 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds per game last season.
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