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Pitt F John Hugley Drawing New Interests in Transfer Portal

Former Pitt Panther John Hugley is drawing tons of interest in the transfer portal.

PITTSBURGH -- The Pitt Panthers' most costly outgoing transfer of the offseason was John Hugley. The former All-ACC Honorable Mention has decided to exit the program after playing in just eight games and sitting out the remainder of the season to rehabilitate an injured knee and work on his mental health. 

Despite a 2022-23 campaign that lagged behind expectations, Hugley is still drawing interest from a variety of high major schools. Memphis, Oklahoma, Nebraska, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, UCF, Penn State and Arkansas are all pursuing Hugley aggressively, according to a report from Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers. Some of those are new additions to Hugley's list of suitors and others have been involved in his recruitment since he first entered the portal. 

Michigan, Oregon, Miami, Rutgers, Xavier, LSU, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Maryland, Wisconsin, Butler, Dayton, Ohio, Arizona State, Georgia, Duquesne, Oakland, Loyola Marymount and Cleveland State are among those who had already reached out to the former Pitt forward, according to a report from Joe Tipton. 

Hugley took a step back in his junior year after suffering a knee injury during the preseason. He averaged just eight points and 3.8 rebounds per game over just eight games this season, one year after averaging 14.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists on 47.1% shooting from the field. He was named an All-ACC Honorable Mention for his efforts at the end of the 2021-22 season. 

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