Texas A&M solidified their backcourt by adding former Minnesota Golden Gopher guard Destiny Pitts
After losing junior and fourth overall pick of the Atlanta Dream Chennedy Carter to the WNBA, the Aggies were in desperate need of an experienced guard to add to their backcourt.
The Aggies succeeded with the signing of former Minnesota and Big 10 star, Destiny Pitts who announced her commitment on twitter.
Pitts announced her entrance into the transfer porter on Twitter in January after Head Coach Lindsey Whalen suspended her indefinitely for her alleged “body language” after a 56-54 loss to Northwestern on January 9th. Pitts scored 11 points and shot 60% from the field in the loss.
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The former 2017-2018 Big 10 freshman of the year and 2018-2019 All-Big 10 first and second team selection, Pitts is a dynamic guard who can run the floor and is a lights out three-point shooter.
Prior to her suspension from the team, she was shooting 45.9% from three and averaged 16.1 points per game. Given her sharp-shooting abilities, she prioritizes shooting from beyond-the-arc rather than driving to the paint.
Pairing up with the Aggies second leading scorer Kayla Wells will make the backcourt shooting lethal as Wells shot 41.5% from beyond-the-arc.
With Pitts’ ability to light up from three, Texas A&M will have the ability to add more scoring weapons for a team who only had Wells shooting above .300, on the basis of attempting over 50 three pointers.
Pitts will join Texas A&M’s 2020 recruiting class that holds 5-star point guard Kayla Green, 4-star guard Sahara Jones, 4-star forward Maliyah Johnson and 3-star post Kenyal Perry, per ESPN.
It is unclear whether or not Pitts will have to take a full redshirt or partial redshirt for the 2020-2021 season as she entered the porter in the beginning of Big 10 conference play as well as the possibility of the one-time transfer rule that the NCAA is mulling.
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