Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Pittsburgh redshirt freshman guard Isaiah Epps of Plainfield, N.J., has decided to transfer due to family-related reasons.
He has been granted a full release from his scholarship and is expected to transfer to a school closer to his home.
“We have been in constant communication with Isaiah regarding his family’s well-being,” PItt coach Jamie 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.”
Epps, a 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound guard, started two contests and played in 19 games this past season. He averaged 0.1 points and 0.2 rebounds per game.
Pitt, which has one scholarship open, will host Central Michigan guard Trey Zeigler this weekend. He is transferring.
Also, as reported by the New York Post, Pitt will visit Olney (Ill.) Central guard Trivante Bloodman on Thursday.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.