2012-13 Top Transfers: #5 Trey Zeigler, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh was devastatingly bad last season, particularly on the defensive end and things weren't looking much brighter with graduating-seniors Ashton Gibbs and Nasir Robinson leaving the program in the offseason. But Central Michigan transfer Trey Zeigler changes the outlook on it all. The 6'5" shooting guard will be charged with turning the program around after a one-year hiatus.
Do not be fooled by the Central Michigan label. He went there to play under his father despite being a top 25 national recruit and excelled; Zeigler logged seven games of 19+ points in CMU's non-conference schedule last season.
He will pair up in the backcourt with Tray Woodall, a senior point guard, who averaged 12 points and 6 rebounds in an injury-filled season. Woodall will certainly take some of the defensive attention off of Zeigler with his own ability to shoot the rock and penetrate and dish, but most importantly, Zeigler can guard multiple positions as a 6'5" athlete, something that the 6'1" Ashton Gibbs could not.
Zeigler is a dynamic offensive player, scoring 1,000+ points in two seasons at CMU and while he may not necessarily duplicate that success, he will improve a Pitt team that struggled on both ends of the floor in a season to forget in 2011-12.