Newly-hired Pitt coach Jeff Capel has locked in on a guard to help build the program to his liking.
Robert Morris sophomore transfer Dachon Burke will host Pitt for a in-home visit Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Burke will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season.
Robert Morris sophomore transfer Dachon Burke will host Pittsburgh Tuesday and Nebraska on Wednesday for in-home visits, he told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 15, 2018
The process has moved quick for Burke. He was granted his release from Robert Morris on Thursday and has been in contact with Capel over the past couple of days.
”Pitt seems to be really heavy on me and Coach Capel said he likes my game,” Burke told Pittsburgh Sports Now’s Mike Vukovcan. “… Right now, I’m open to every school that has interest in me. I just got my release and I’m really heavy on any school now, everyone has the same chance. I just want to compete at the highest level.”
Burke was Robert Morris’ leading scorer last season, averaging 17.7 points per game to go along with 5.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He shot 46.4 percent from the floor and 34.5 percent from behind the 3-point line.
The Orange, N.J. native would come to a program in desperate need of a rebuild. Over the past two years, Pitt went 24-41, including a 4-32 record against the ACC, under former coach Kevin Stallings.