The Pitt women's basketball roster continues to evolve and this week, the team added another transfer in DePaul center Brandi Harvey-Carr. Harvey-Carr is a graduate transfer and should be eligible to play this season.
The line on her statistically isn't terribly impressive. This past season, she averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in only 7.4 minutes per game. She saw her minutes cut from about 12 per game in her sophomore year, so that could be part of the reason for the transfer.
But despite not playing a lot at DePaul, her addition is one that will help the team immensely in terms of size. At 6'4", she's taller than any Pitt player last year, aside from Bubbles Anderson, who did not play but still appeared on the roster.
The adding of Harvey-Carr is part of a small movement to add a bit more size in the frontcourt. Earlier this year, the team also added 6'3" Oona Ekstrom from Finland. That pair gives the Panthers significantly more height than they did last year.
Pitt probably still comes out on the minus end here as the newest players essentially replace transfers Stasha Carey and Fred Potvin, two key players who left the program. As I wrote earlier, Carey's loss as the team's third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder last year particularly hurts. But what Harvey-Carr and Ekstrom add is more size, which was sorely needed.