I have received good feedback on this new column and plenty of Retweets on Twitter for the features on Ohio State Basketball and Kansas Basketball. Keep those Tweets coming! Up next is the University of Pittsburgh, who many claim to be the beast of the Big East. They have a big game in a few hours against #19 Connecticut, but even if Pitt loses, the team will get a very kind seed in the NCAA Tournament. Here is where some of their former players have gone for representation.
- DeJuan Blair – Happy Walters (Rogue Sports)
- Mark Blount – Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports)
- Aaron Gray – Andy Miller (ASM Sports)
- Chris Taft – Billy Ceisler. Waived by the Warriors in 2006.
- Sam Young – Lance Young (Octagon). Lance is not related to Sam.
Quite the mix above; however, I am told that Happy Walters has a solid reputation on campus amongst the basketball players. Thus, it should not be a surprise if the best player(s) at Pitt sign with Rogue Sports. One can never count out Bartelstein and Miller from making a splash, though. The players to watch are Gilbert Brown and Brad Wanamaker, who are both seniors on this year’s deep Pittsburgh team. Brown is roughly 2 inches taller than Wanamaker and also 2 years Wanamaker’s elder. Brown will also likely be drafted higher than Wanamaker, but neither player is guaranteed to be drafted at all.