Two years ago, guard Josh Newkirk transferred out of Pitt's basketball program to Indiana. Women's basketball star Brenna Wise is doing the same.
Wise announced the move recently.
"Oh, my gosh, it was one of the toughest decisions I ever had to make," she said. "It came down to a lot of heart and soul. I fell in love with the coaching staff.
"It's truly an honor to have the opportunity to play in the Big Ten. Indiana is a basketball mecca."
Funny enough, but the first thing I thought of after that were the comments made by Josh Newkirk about Indiana being a 'dream come true.'
Per NCAA transfer rules, will have to sit out for a season.
Wise said she was leaving the Pitt program earlier this year after the season ended. She's been one of the team's best players over the past two seasons and it was pretty clear there was sort of a rift between her and head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio.
As anticipated, she commanded a lot of interest. Other reported finalists included Ohio State, Michigan, Villanova, and Dayton. Those are all fairly close by for her (since she's from the area) so it looks like she wanted to stay pretty near home. I have to imagine that more offers from quality programs a little farther away were there, too.
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