Posted: 9:00 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013
By Anson Whaley
ZagsBlog had word that Pitt is in for a small forward for 2014, Terry Larrier. Larrier doesn't seem close to his decision anytime soon and he's reportedly gotten offers from a slew of schools including Pitt, St. John's, Maryland, Memphis, Minnesota, Providence, Penn State, West Virginia, USC, and Seton Hall.
Larrier is on the rise and is a New York kid, so it's fair to say that new assistant and New York guru Barry Rohrssen could be involved in recruiting him in some capacity. Need to know more about him? Who better to provide a description of his game than ... him:
"I can guard all five positions and play the 1 through 4 positions. I can shoot, attack the basket, I’m leader on the court, a good rebounder and a lockdown defender," Larrier said, adding that he remains wide open and has no timetable in mind.
Right now, Pitt is pretty full at wing with Lamar Patterson, Chris Jones and Durand Johnson (who could also play SG), and, if he stays around, J.J. Moore. Jamel Artis could get minutes there as well. But after this season, things open up a bit. Johnson, Jones, and Artis will all be back, but some (or all) could play other positions.
Fact is, though, it's really hard to determine Pitt's needs going forward because of all of the open scholarships. Things could change at the drop of a hat.