Point guard Parker Stewart was part of a wave of Pitt players to announce their intention to transfer after this season, and Stewart is set to visit the Kansas State Wildcats, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
Pitt transfer Parker Stewart tells me he will meet with Kansas State this morning.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 16, 2018
Stewart was one of the young bright spots of a Pitt team that went winless in ACC play, averaging 9.1 points per game and shooting a team-high 38.6 percent from 3-point range. Stewart came on strong in ACC play, scoring in double figures in 12 of 19 games against conference opponents.
Although several Pitt players who appeared set to leave announced that they were staying put after the Panthers hired former Duke assistant Jeff Capel as their head coach, Stewart said on April 6 that he was following through with his transfer.
After weighing my options after the coaching change, I have decided that I will transfer from Pitt. I wish my teammates the best of luck and I will always support them. Also, I think Coach Capel is a great coach and will lead them down the right path. Thanks for everything. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/bkh37VDLSB
— Parker Stewart (@_PSTEW) April 6, 2018
Kansas State recruited Stewart heavily out of high school, and the 6-foot-5 guard out of Union City, Tenn., took a visit to the Little Apple before ultimately signing with Pitt.
Stewart would have to sit out a year before taking the court for Bruce Weber and the Wildcats, but could end up being a major part of Kansas State’s team in the 2019-20 season. Kansas State’s top guard, Barry Brown Jr., is set to graduate after the coming season, and the Wildcats could have a ready-made replacement in Stewart.