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Pittsburgh Basketball: Analyzing transfer targets, Cam Corhen, Damian Dunn and Mikeal Brown-Jones

There are some key players Pittsburgh Basketball is reportedly after. Who could be in line to join the roster for the 2024-25 season?
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There are some key players Pittsburgh Basketball is reportedly after. Who could be in line to join the roster for the 2024-25 season?

Like every other team, Pittsburgh Basketball has undergone some roster changes. Star forward Blake Hinson has no more eligibility, while freshman guard Bub Carrington entered the NBA Draft. Starting center Federiko Federiko has entered the transfer portal as well.

That leaves around four open spots for the Panthers to fill and the team has reportedly been busy, with a couple of players set to visit the program, while being on the lists of others. Three players have emerged as key targets for Pittsburgh; here's a closer look at their potential impact.

Cameron Corhen - Florida State

The 6'10 center and former top-100 prospect averaged 8.8 ppg and 3.7 rpg in two seasons at FSU, starting 33 total games. Corhen shot 63% from the field this past season and dropped 25 points and eight rebounds when they faced Pittsburgh. He had seven games of 14+ points while splitting minutes at the five-spot. He'd be a big offensive upgrade over Federiko at center, though might not help much on the boards.

Mikeal Brown-Jones - UNC Greensboro

Although he's not visiting this weekend, Brown-Jones does have Pitt in his top-3 list, along with Ole Miss and Kansas State. He's a 6'8 forward who after two years of little production at VCU, is coming off a career-high 18.9 ppg and 7.5 rpg at UNC-Greensboro, shooting 54% from the field and 43% from deep. That includes a career-high 39 points against Western Carolina. All three teams have open room at the four-spot but depending on who the Panthers land, Brown-Jones could be the missing piece for the team.

*Update: Brown-Jones picked Ole Miss on Saturday.

Damian Dunn - Houston

A year ago, Dunn was one of the top transfers in the portal, averaging around 15 ppg in three full years at Temple. He went to Houston and fell down in the depth chart, averaging just 6.4 ppg in 18 mpg off the bench in a limited role. He still had some big outings, including 17 points in the Round of 64 win over Longwood.

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Dunn's stock has fallen to the point where Pittsburgh could be a contender for his services in his final season. He can either replace Carrington as a potential lead guard or be a 6th Man in the lineup. And at 6'5, Dunn also can play the three-spot. If he looks like the Temple version, the Panthers could get a steal with Dunn.