File this in the "strong rumor" category, but it sounds like Jamie Dixon has added a talented player the day before classes start at Pitt per one report.
Pittsburgh picked up a really talented PG in JUCO star Jonathan Milligan (@MiLli2uP). Will have 2 years of eligibility. Reports Tuesday.— Jason Jordan (@JayJayUSATODAY) August 30, 2015
As of midnight on Sunday morning, this was the only source reporting this. This news is especially odd because Milligan was originally signed to play for Florida Gulf Coast who announced a few weeks ago that Milligan was not going to qualify academically. I'd be surprised if he can't get into Florida Gulf Coast but can get into Pitt, but we've seen weirder things happen.
Now, for Milligan the player, it sounds like he's exactly the kind of player Pitt needs.
From a bball standpoint, #Milligan is small,quick,attacks the interior and can hit some 3s,you know, what Newkirk's role was supposed to be— Jim Hammett (@JimHammett) August 30, 2015
Milligan also shoots over 40% from three point range. If he can be a better version of Josh Newkirk, I'm a big fan of the signing. Now whether it actually happens is a different story. You can check out some highlights here.
Re: Jonathan Milligan to Pitt, I would pump the brakes a bit. Someone from Pitt just told me "no, not true." Still possible but not done— Matthew Steinbrink (@MattSteinbrink) August 30, 2015