By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — The Pitt basketball program announced Wednesday that freshman guard Isaiah Epps will transfer because of family-related reasons.

Pitt granted him a full release from his scholarship and he’s expected to transfer to a university close to where he grew up in New Jersey.

Epps started just twice his freshman season. Both came when junior point guard Tray Woodall was out of the lineup for over a month with an abdominal injury.

Epps was just 1 for 16 shooting as a Panther.

“We have been in constant communication with Isaiah regarding his family’s well-being,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said in a statement. “We believe that it is best for Isaiah to be close to home and we will assist him in finding the best possible situation to reach his goals — both academically and athletically.

“He’s a great kid, hard worker and good player. We thank Isaiah for his contribuation to our program over the last two years and wish him much success in the future.”

Chris Gates | Area 4-1-Zoo Blog