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Pitt women's basketball program loses two transfers

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After this past season, which was a disappointing one for the Pitt women's basketball team, I talked a little about the team's youth and promising future. Two players, though, are leaving the program per the Trib-Review in Stasha Carey and Fred Potvin.

You might recall that transfer issues plagued the team in the past. Back in 2010, three players left the program under then coach Agnus Berenato.

Both were key contributors to this year's team, though Carey is the bigger loss. She still had two years of eligibility left, started the full season, and was the third-leading scorer (9.7 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (6.8) on the team. Potvin started 12 games, and was a three-point specialist, leading the team with 46 made shots from long-distance. She would have been a senior.

Potvin's case is a little more clear-cut at this point as she will transfer to McGill University in Montreal, her hometown. Carey's destination isn't unknown. She was one of Pitt's highest-rated recruits, and was a Top 60 overall player (No. 58) according to Prospect Nation.

To offset those losses a little, Pitt did add a player recently, 6'3" forward Oona Ekstrom from Finland. She is well-regarded, has four years of eligibility, and played on the Finnish Junior National team.

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