The Countdown: 3 Days until the ACC

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Only a few short days until Pitt is finally in the ACC.

Today we are going to continue the recent theme of this site, the NBA draft. Bear with me on this "three" reference. Here goes...Everyone knows the legendary Dick Groat. As a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Groat was an eight-time All-Star, a batting champion, an NL MVP, and a two-time World Series champion.

As most already know, Groat starred for the Duke basketball team in the 1950s. Groat's number "10", was the first jersey retired in Cameron Indoor. He was a two-time All-American and was drafted third overall by the Fort Wayne Pistons of the NBA in 1952. Groat played only one season before opting for a career in baseball.

Now Groat is known for his work on Pitt basketball's play-by-play team with Bill Hillgrove. The tandem have covered the Panthers together since 1979. Groat's Blue Devils travel to the Pete sometime during the 2013-14 season. Pitt will make a return trip to Cameron Indoor the following year. Hopefully, Groat, aged 82 years young, will be there to enjoy the moment.

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