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SEASON PREVIEW

2011-12 ROSTER NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 1 2 3 4 5 11 12 14 15 21 24 33 35 42 44

Name Pos. Tray Woodall G Isaiah Epps G Cameron Wright G John Johnson G Durand Johnson G/F Dante Taylor F Ashton Gibbs G Nick Rivers G Aron Nwankwo F Lamar Patterson G/F Khem Birch F Malcolm Gilbert C Nasir Robinson F Talib Zanna F J.J. Moore F * By class denotes redshirt year

Ht. 5-11 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-6 6-9 6-2 6-0 6-7 6-5 6-9 6-11 6-5 6-9 6-6

Wt. 190 185 205 175 190 240 190 180 205 221 220 235 225 230 205

Cl. JR* FR* FR* FR FR JR SR SR SO SO* FR FR SR SO* SO

Exp. p 2L RS RS HS HS 2L 3L 2L 1L 1L HS HS 3L 1L 1L

Hometown/Previous School Brooklyn, N.Y.-Paterson, N.J./St. Anthony (N.J.) Plainfield, N.J./Hargrave Military Academy/Plainfield Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine Philadelphia, Pa./Life Center Academy (N.J.)/Girard College H.S.

Baltimore, Md./Brewster Academy (N.H.)/Lake Clifton Greenburgh, N.Y./National Christian Academy (Md.) Scotch Plains, N.J./Seton Hall Prep Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy Prep Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College Lancaster, Pa./St. Benedict’s (N.J.)/J.P. McCaskey Montreal-Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec/Notre Dame Prep (Mass.)

Smyrna, Del./The Academy of the New Church (Pa.) Chester, Pa./Chester Kaduna, Nigeria/Bishop McNamara (Md.) Brentwood, N.Y./South Kent Prep (Conn.)/Brentwood

Head Coach: Jamie Dixon (TCU, 1987), begins 9th Year as Head Coach, 13th year at Pitt, 216-60 overall; Assistant Coach: Pat Sandle (San Francisco State, 1987); Assistant Coach: Brandin Knight (Pittsburgh, 2005); Assistant Coach: Bill Barton (Salem State, 1989); Director of Basketball Operations: Brian Regan (Saint Vincent, 1988); Video Coordinator: Jordan Marks (Pittsburgh, 2008); Graduate Manager: Jason Richards (Davidson, 2008); Athletic Trainer: Tony Salesi (Pittsburgh, 1980); Strength & Conditioning Coach: Tim Beltz (Northern Colorado, 1995); Academic Coordinator: Mike Farabaugh (Pittsburgh, 1987); Equipment Manager: Brian Brigger (Xavier, 2004); Team Managers: Ben Blount, Rob Briggs, Jonathon Brodack, Brian Colombo, Jared Dorfman, Matt Falcon, Seth Friedman, Brendan Kozlowski, Michael Lindebaum; Admin. Assistant: Beth Schoedel.

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

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Name Pos. Khem Birch F Isaiah Epps G Ashton Gibbs G Malcolm Gilbert C John Johnson G Durand Johnson G/F J.J. Moore F Aron Nwankwo F Lamar Patterson G/F Nick Rivers G Nasir Robinson F Dante Taylor F Tray Woodall G Cameron Wright G Talib Zanna F * By class denotes redshirt year

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Khem Birch ....................... Kem Durand Johnson ............... Dur-Ron Aron Nwankwo ................. Nah-wonk-whoa Nasir Robinson ................. Na-seer Talib Zanna ....................... Ta-leeb T Zah-nah

Ht. 6-9 6-2 6-2 6-11 6-1 6-6 6-6 6-7 6-5 6-0 6-5 6-9 5-11 6-4 6-9

Wt. 220 185 190 235 175 190 205 205 221 180 225 240 190 205 230

Cl. FR FR* SR FR FR FR SO SO SO* SR SR JR JR* FR* SO*

Exp. p HS RS 3L HS HS HS 1L 1L 1L 2L 3L 2L 2L RS 1L

Hometown/Previous School Montreal-Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec/Notre Dame Prep (Mass.)

Plainfield, N.J./Hargrave Military Academy/Plainfield Scotch Plains, N.J./Seton Hall Prep Smyrna, Del./The Academy of the New Church (Pa.) Philadelphia, Pa./Life Center Academy (N.J.)/Girard College H.S.

Baltimore, Md./Brewster Academy (N.H.)/Lake Clifton Brentwood, N.Y./South Kent Prep (Conn.)/Brentwood Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College Lancaster, Pa./St. Benedict’s (N.J.)/J.P. McCaskey Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy Prep Chester, Pa./Chester Greenburgh, N.Y./National Christian Academy (Md.) Brooklyn, N.Y.-Paterson, N.J./St. Anthony (N.J.) Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine Kaduna, Nigeria/Bishop McNamara (Md.)

CLASS BREAKDOWN Total Players: 15 Seniors: 3 (Ashton Gibbs, Nick Rivers, Nasir Robinson). Redshirt Junior: 1 (Travon Woodall). Juniors: 1 (Dante Taylor). Redshirt Sophomores: 2 (Lamar Patterson, Talib Zanna). Sophomores: 2 (J.J. Moore, Aron Nwankwo) Redshirt Freshmen: 2 (Isaiah Epps, Cameron Wright). Freshmen: 4 (Khem Birch, Malcolm Gilbert, Durand Johnson, John Johnson).

GEOGRAPHICAL ROSTER Arizona: 1 (Nick Rivers, Phoenix). Delaware: 1 (Malcolm Gilbert, Smyrna). Maryland: 2 (Durand Johnson, Baltimore; Aron Nwankwo, Baltimore). New Jersey: 2 (Isaiah Epps, Plainfield; Ashton Gibbs, Scotch Plains). New York: 3 (J.J. Moore, Brentwood; Dante Taylor, Greenburgh; Travon Woodall, Brooklyn). Nigeria: 1 (Talib Zanna, Kaduna). Ohio: 1 (Cameron Wright, Cleveland). Pennsylvania: 3 (John Johnson, Philadelphia; Lamar Patterson, Lancaster; Nasir Robinson, Chester). Quebec, Canada: 1 (Khem Birch, Montreal).

2011-12 Pitt Men's Basketball Media Guide  
2011-12 Pitt Men's Basketball Media Guide  

Entire 2011-12 Pitt men's basketball media guide containing school and program information, biograpraphical information, opponents' facts, s...

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