Excited to officially be committed to play basketball at the University of Pittsburgh next year! #H2P #OaklandZoo #Panthers pic.twitter.com/7NI4ujJQ6W— Monty Boykins (@MontyBoykins32) May 15, 2017
Monty Boykins announced today his intentions to transfer to Pitt. He chose the Panthers over other finalists Penn State and Duquesne. The commitment comes after he visited campus last weekend. He is immediately eligible for one season.
Boykins spent the past four years with Lafayette College in the Patriot League. He was injured for nearly the entire season this past year, but as a junior he averaged 10.7 points per game along with 2.7 rebounds. Here is a better look of the type of player Boykins is.
Boykins is a native of West Chester, Ohio. Out of high school, he chose Lafayette over offers from Duquesne, Lehigh, James Madison, among some other mid-major programs. He was rated as a two-star recruit by Scout.com.
Boykins will likely figure as a bench option for next season, but could compete for the starting shooting guard position. Boykins and incoming recruit Khameron Davis are the only natural off-guards on the roster for now, but it appears they are still approaching other names on the transfer market.
To give an update where things are roster wise, Pitt has Ryan Luther and Jonathan Milligan returning. They have six commitments signed on for next season and will be welcoming St. John’s transfer Malik Ellison into the program. Monty Boykins now gives Pitt 10 scholarship players. Kevin Stallings and company can still add three more players.