Had some time earlier this week to put together a feature on Pitt basketball over at SB Nation Pittsburgh. I took a look at how things broke right for Pitt when it came to landing Steven Adams and Trey Zeigler.
Here's a bit of it:
'If' is a funny word.
Doesn't really mean all that much since it's predicated on something happening that did or didn't. Pitt fans, though, are readily familiar with that word. If Pitt hadn't run into a Dwyane Wade-led Marquette team in the Sweet 16 in 2003. If Pitt hadn't allowed Scottie Reynolds to make a last-second layup in the Elite Eight in 2009. If DeJuan Blair had stuck around for another season or two. If ... well, you get the idea.
Seems like that word has always gone against Pitt when it comes to basketball (and, please - let's not even get into football). But for once, that wasn't the case when it came to two of Pitt's newcomers this season.
Trey Zeigler had plenty of offers from premier schools a few years ago. But in the end, he shunned them all and instead headed to Central Michigan to play for his father, Ernie. Zeigler has largely gone unnoticed while playing for the Chippewas (and, be honest - if you're outside the state of Michigan, did you even know that was Central Michigan's nickname?) despite averaging 16 points a game during his first two seasons there.Click here for the rest of the article.