Jamie Dixon added another piece to the 2015-16 roster on Tuesday when Pitt announced that Kilgore (Junior) College combo guard Jonathan Milligan has signed with the Panthers.
Milligan averaged 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game last season for Kilgore and led the team to a 21-9 record.
He stands 6-foot-2, 170 pounds and chose the Panthers over offers from North Carolina State, Marquette, Tennessee and other schools.
Milligan will be eligible right away and has two years of eligibility remaining.
“We are fortunate to be able to add a guard of Jonathan’s caliber at this point in the year,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon in a statement. “He is a promising combo guard who received a lot of high major interest out of high school and while he was at Kilgore College.”
“He has the ability to score from a variety of spots on the floor and break down defense by getting into the lane. He also has the quickness and instincts to be an outstanding defender in our program.”
The book on Milligan is that he is a very quick guard who can attack the basket and more importantly knock down some perimeter shots, which is something Dixon’s squad needs badly. He shot 48.3 percent from the field, 40.3 percent from 3-point range and 79.3 percent from the free throw line last season.
Milligan takes the place on the roster of Josh Newkirk, who recently transferred to Indiana.
Photo Credit: Kilgore College