First reported by Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports, former Marshall University basketball player DeAndre Kane is transferring to Pittsburgh. As a graduate student Kane will be eligible immediately with one year of eligibility remaining.
A two time All Conference USA second team selection, Kane averaged 34.1 minutes, 15.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assist per game in three seasons with the Thundering Herd. He also started 93 of 96 games played in a Marshall uniform.
Kane joins a Panther backcourt in dire need of depth. Tray Woodall, the team’s starting point guard is graduating after leading Pitt in points per game last season. In addition to Woodall, reserve guard Trey Zeigler and his 15.5 minutes per game transferred to TCU. Sophomore point guard James Robinson does return and the Panthers are adding Josh Newkirk, one of the nation’s top backcourt prospects, in this year’s recruiting class.
Marshall announced Kane’s departure in April, he is one of three players (Chris Martin and D.D. Scarver) to leave the basketball program with eligibility remaining this offseason.