The Isaiah Epps came as little surprise when you couple the fact that he hadn't progressed as well as coaches would have liked with the fact that Pitt is still actively looking for players for 2012 and it wasn't hard to see this was a possibility.
Over at SB Nation Pittsburgh, I broke down his departure a bit. Below is a snippet and you can head over there for the full article:
Isaiah Epps came to Pitt highly-touted, and when he signed in 2010, he was expected to be the team's point guard of the future. He was such a big-time recruit that the Panthers' coaches apparently told him he could start as a freshman.
Heck, not even told him he could start ... but would, according to the guard.
Now, instead of being a key fixture for the team's future, he's transferring out of the program. The official word is that the transfer is for family reasons, but if you've watched Pitt this season, it's easy to think that playing time also may have had a little to do with it.
Epps got off to a slow start and never really found his footing. As I pointed out at the time, he didn't participate in the Greentree Summer League prior to coming to Pitt as a freshman -- something that could have significantly aided his development. From there, instead of getting a head start, he ended up taking a redshirt. That, of course, isn't the sole reason he didn't pan out and is transferring, but getting some early experience could have helped.
Continue to the rest of the article.