Pittsburgh—University of Pittsburgh basketball head coach Jamie Dixon announced on Wednesday that redshirt freshman guard Isaiah Epps (Plainfield, N.J./Hargrave Military Academy, Va./Plainfield H.S.) has decided to transfer due to family-related reasons. Epps has been granted a full release from his scholarship and is expected to transfer to a school closer to his home.
"We have been in constant communication with Isaiah regarding his family's well-being," Dixon said. "We believe that it is best for Isaiah to be close to home and we will assist him in finding the best possible situation to reach his goals-both academically and athletically. He's a great kid, hard worker and good player. We thank Isaiah for his contribution to our program over the last two years and wish him much success in the future."
Epps, a 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound guard, started two contests and played in 19 games this past season. He averaged 0.1 points and 0.2 rebounds per game.