Rick Pitino lands JUCO transfer Tahlik Chavez

Iona basketball is anticipating an inflow of expertise now that Rick Pitino is managing the clearly show and they are currently energetic on the transfer market.

In accordance to Evan Daniels of 247Sports, Iona basketball and Rick Pitino are bringing in Yard City Group Higher education transfer Tahlik Chavez. The recruit verified his determination to the Gaels in a online video on Twitter.

“I’ve been doubted my complete existence. I have read it all,” Chavez narrates. “You’re as well little. Not excellent adequate. Not potent adequate. Can not be a stage guard. Just a shooter. One particular-dimensional.

“My senior 12 months in significant school, I received my scholarship pulled by UC Riverside for a large male. I was compelled to go the JUCO route and men and women were being stunned at what I was capable of doing.”

Chavez’s online video transitions from his narration to highlights from his days at Yard City CC, wherever the guard was an all-conference assortment. He averaged twenty.four factors for each recreation on forty four% 3-stage capturing for the JUCO school in Kansas.

His conclusion arrived down to two schools—Tulsa and Iona—and two coaches—Frank Haith and Pitino. Fortunately for Gaels followers, Chavez selected the Corridor of Famer with two titles on his resumé.

Whether or not Chavez can come to New Rochelle and be an influence participant correct away for Iona stays to be seen, but his determination to the Gaels—and by extension Pitino—is important.

After four-straight journeys to the NCAA Event, Iona fell off in 2019-twenty, finishing with a 12-seventeen history and a disappointing 9-11 ledger in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference participate in.

Pitino has said that he wants to provide in seven or 8 new fellas to kickstart Iona basketball back again into significant equipment. The sharpshooting Chavez is a stable begin.