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‘Real possibility’ Pitt forward Ryan Luther transfers to Arizona

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Luther missed the majority of his senior season with a foot injury

NCAA Basketball: Duquesne at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Panthers forward Ryan Luther is considering transferring to the Arizona Wildcats, per a report from Andrew Fillipponi of 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.

Luther, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, was granted his release from Pitt after it fired head coach Kevin Stallings, though it’s still possible he returns to UP to play under new coach Jeff Capel.

If Luther does decide to leave, he would likely be considered a graduate transfer, but he would need to be granted a hardship waiver to receive a fifth year of eligibility, which is expected to happen.

Luther sat out all but 10 games of his senior year because of a foot injury.

When he was healthy, he averaged 32.5 minutes per game and led the Panthers in scoring (12.7 PPG) and rebounding (10.1 RPG), and was one of just four players in the ACC to average a double-double.

Luther also showed the ability to stretch the floor, shooting 39 percent from 3.

He would provide depth and a complementary skill-set to an Arizona frontcourt that is only set to return Chase Jeter and Ira Lee.


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