Junior guard Zeigler transferring from Pitt
After a year that saw him go from star scorer at Central Michigan to seldom-used substitute at Pitt, Trey Zeigler is transferring again.
Dissatisfied with his reserve role after averaging 4.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 15.8 minutes in 31 games, the 6-foot-5 junior guard plans to sit out a season and play at another Division I program.
“It was a tough season to deal with,” he said. “After the season, I reflected on it with my family, and I felt if I would go somewhere I could play more, I would be more productive.”
Zeigler averaged 16 points a game in scoring 1,011 points over two seasons at Central Michigan before transferring after his father, Ernie, was fired as Chippewas head coach.
He received an NCAA waiver and was eligible to play immediately for the Panthers but was suspended for two games following a November arrest for driving under the influence and never found his niche in Pitt's 10-man rotation. Zeigler scored in double figures three times, including a team-high 13 at Villanova on Jan. 16 and a season-high 18 points against DePaul on Jan. 26.
“We will assist Trey in finding the best situation for him to reach his goal both academically and athletically,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said in a statement. “He's a great kid, hard worker and good player. We thank Trey for his contribution to our program over the last year and wish him much success in the future.”
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