Senior point guard Chase Adams, a transfer from tiny Centenary (La.) College, scored 21 points to lead all scorers in Pitt’s annual Blue-Gold scrimmage at Petersen Events Center on Tuesday night.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Adams, known more of a defensive stopper at Centenary, proved he can score as well, going 8 for 11 from the field and 5 for 7 from 3-point range, as the Blue team outscored the Gold, 56-53.
Redshirt freshman Travon Woodall, who started in the Blue squad backcourt with Adams, finished with 11 points, eight assists, five steals and no turnovers in 32 minutes for the Blue team.
Junior guard Brad Wanamaker led the Gold team with 19 points and Ashton Gibbs added 17.
The 32-minute scrimmage provided fans with the first glimpse of the new-look Panthers, who lost four starters from last year’s 31-5 Elite Eight team.
Adams joined the Panthers in August when he transferred from Centenary. Because his old school was dropping from Division I to Division III, Adams was eligible to play immediately.