Pitt's basketball program is usually one that relies on the veterans. There have been times when freshmen found significant playing time (i.e. DeJuan Blair and Khem Birch) so it's a bit unfair to label Jamie Dixon as a coach that won't play freshmen. Still, as is the case with most programs, freshmen typically don't get that many minutes at Pitt.
That sounds as if it could be changing, at least temporarily.
There's also the forgotten man, guard Chris Jones, who Pitt picked up in February. Jones has already said he wants to play right away (what freshman doesn't?), but with Trey Zeigler and John Johnson (if JJ plays shooting guard), finding minutes for Jones could be tough.
But in any event, we could see freshman play a sizable role this season.