Originally posted on Pitt Blather  |  Last updated 5/8/13
Remember DeAndre Kane? A one-time teammate of DeJuan Blair and D.J. Kennedy at Schenley? Jamie Dixon always liked Kane. He recruited him despite his academic struggles. Originally Kane was supposed to be part of (someone’s) 2009 class. But he needed prep school so it became 2010 when he actually was a freshman at Marshall. He’s a graduate transfer. He has one more year of eligibility left, and it came down to USC and Pitt. The 6-4 guard has decided that his years of knowing Dixon and coming home was the pick. The Marshall transfer, who hails from Pittsburgh, told CBSSports.com that he will commit to Jamie Dixon and the Panthers this weekend on a visit. Kane returned from a trip to USC this past weekend, and also considered Saint Mary’s, but said the chance to play at home and in the ACC was too much to pass up. “It’s a perfect situation for me,” Kane told CBSSports.com. Kane averaged 15.1 points and seven assists last season for the Thundering Herd… He provides offense, but this is still a gamble in my view. Kane clashed at times with head coach Tom Herrion. And when Kane announced that he was going to transfer for his final season of eligibility, Herrion’s statement  suggested that it was with relief to see him go. “After meeting with DeAndre, I have decided it is in our program’s and his best interest that he seek opportunities elsewhere,” said Herrion. “We appreciate his contributions to our team and wish him the best in his future.” Okay, more than simply relief. So, it’s somewhat surprising that Dixon would take on a player that clashed with a coach he knows and is close to. But, again, Dixon has known and recruited Kane for years. I would imagine he thinks he can control/temper the kid. I realize it isn’t a huge chance being taken since Kane is only at Pitt for this year. I just worry about the issues of chemistry with regards to Kane. Not his talent, energy or even desire.
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