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Point guard transfers to Pitt

Chase Adams, a 5-foot-10 point guard from Centenary (La.) College, is transferring to Pitt.

He will have one year of eligibility.

Adams was the Defensive Player of the Year in the Summit League last year after averaging 2.7 steals per game. Because Centenary is on probation and banned from post-season competition, Adams is allowed to transfer without sitting out a year. He will be on scholarship at Pitt.

Adams is joining a Pitt backcourt that lost point guard Levance Fields from its 31-5 Elite Eight team. Ashton Gibbs played point guard on the gold medal-winning Team USA U-19 team coached by Jamie Dixon, but he is penciled in as a shooting guard. Redshirt freshman Travon Woodall also is a point guard.

Adam, a Baltimore native, visited Pitt earlier this month. He spent the past three seasons at Centenary. Last year he averaged 14.6 points, 4.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. Playing for an 8-23 team, Adams fared well against some major Division I programs, averaging 18.0 points and 7.0 rebounds against Mississippi State, LSU and Texas Tech.

Adams’ decision comes in the wake of Saturday night’s verbal commitment from Cameron Wright, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound shooting guard from Cleveland Benedictine in the Class of 2010.

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