Pitt lands guard from New Mexico Junior College | TribLIVE.com

Pitt lands guard from New Mexico Junior College

Jerry DiPaola
New Mexico Junior College
Guard Ryan Murphy told coach Pitt basketball coach Jeff Capel he plans to enroll at the school this year.

Pitt’s 2019 recruiting class grew to four players Wednesday when junior-college guard Ryan Murphy told coach Jeff Capel he plans to enroll this year.

Murphy, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, is rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com after he averaged 18.5 points per game last season at New Mexico Junior College. He played in only 13 games (all starts) at NMJC after suffering a foot injury.

Pitt will be Murphy’s third school after he played the 2017-18 season at Charlotte where he hit 30 of 75 3-point attempts.

Murphy signed with Washington State last year, but requested his release when coach Ernie Kent was fired at the end of the season, the Spokesman-Review (Wash.) reported.

He has offers from Texas Tech, South Florida, New Mexico State and 14 other schools, according to Rivals.

Pitt has signed letters of intent from incoming 6-6 freshmen forwards Justin Champagnie of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Gerald Drumgoole of LaPorte, Ind. Karim Coulibaly, a 6-8, 230-pound center from Scotland (Pa.) Performance Institute, has verbally commited to the Panthers.

Pitt has six returning scholarship players on its roster after the departures of graduating seniors Jared Wilson-Frame and Sidy N’Dir and transfers Malik Elllison and Khameron Davis.

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Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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