2014 Pitt Basketball Recruiting: Pitt misses out on Ja'Quan Newton

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Recently we mentioned that 2014 guard Ja'Quan Newton was on Pitt's radar. Newton was due to cut his list to five recently and he did ... sort of. Newton named his top six schools still in the hunt for his services, but unfortunately, Pitt wasn't one of them.

Making the cut were UCLA, Oregon, Minnesota, Syracuse, Miami, and Texas A&M.

Not a huge surprise. As I mentioned in the initial write-up, part of Pitt's problem was actually their depth at guard with so many players being expected to play key roles in the next several years. The Panthers have James Robinson, Josh Newkirk, Detrick Mostella and none are upperclassmen. He could surely have come if he wanted, but there's a lot of tough competition at guard at Pitt over the next few years.

It's unknown if all of those guys will pan out, but they're all expected to log heavy minutes. A guy wanting to come in and play immediately may find it difficult.

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