July 11, 2006
A closer look at Darnell Dodson
The Pitt basketball team finished 25-8 last year. Despite not having a bye in the Big East Tournament they made their way to the finals of the conference tournament in Madison Square Garden. The off season was marked, however, by the tragic death of Coach Dixon's sister Maggie. Coach Dixon also saw two of his assistant coaches leave the program to take head coaching jobs elsewhere.
Pitt basketball fans got very good news this summer when center Aaron Gray decided at the last moment to return to Pitt for his senior season. The result should see the Panthers firmly planted in the top ten in the preseason polls when they are released later this year.
Over the weekend they got more good news when swingman Darnell Dodson (6' 6 ½" 210) committed to Pitt prior to the afternoon session of the Adidas Super Star Camp in the Atlanta area.
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