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Pitt adds graduate transfer

Lafayette v Villanova

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 19: Monty Boykins #32 of the Lafayette Leopards shoots the ball against Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Pittsburgh is getting some much-needed reinforcement.

The Panthers on Monday received a commitment from Lafayette transfer Monty Boykins, he announced via Twitter.

Boykins will be immediately eligible at PItt as a graduate transfer after he missed nearly the entirety of last season with a shoulder injury. As a junior, Boykins averaged 10.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists while shooting 38.4 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from 3-point range.

The 6-foot-5 guard gives the Panthers experience and accomplishment for a team sorely missing it after graduating four players and seeing another six leave the program. Pittsburgh went 16-17 and 4-14 in the ACC, tying them for 12th in the league, in the first season with longtime Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings at the helm.