2009/12/26

Pitt Panthers All-Decade Basketball Team


In keeping with our all-decade teams, I figured I should not only make ones for all the Philadelphia sports teams, but also the Pitt Panthers basketball and football teams. It shouldn't be too hard considering I spent 4 years this decade at Pitt.

This list was harder than I thought, as 3 solid point guards spread out the decade at Pitt, with Brandin Knight, Carl Krauser, and Levance Fields. It was also close at center between Chris Taft, and Aaron Gray. For team MVP, I really was torn between Brandin Knight and Sam Young, but went with Knight because Knight brought Pitt basketball to prominence early in the decade, and got the Oakland Zoo excited about Pitt basketball Pitt has made the tournament 8 straight seasons now, and Brandin Knight was the leader of that first team.

Check out the all-decade team below--

PG: Brandin Knight
SG: Julius Page
SF: Sam Young
PF: DeJuan Blair
C: Chris Taft

6th Man: Levance Fields

Coach: Jamie Dixon

MVP: Brandin Knight

Close Calls: Carl Krauser, Aaron Gray