Cassin Diggs is a junior college transfer from Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas who will have two years of eligibility at Pitt. A wide body with excellent hands, Diggs has proven to be able to finish in the post with opponents hanging on him. Diggs, who is lefthanded, is surprisingly mobile for his size.
PRIOR TO PITTSBURGH
Played two years at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas for Head Coach Kevin Muff...Averaged 9.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and shot 44.4 percent from the floor (100-225) in 28 games played as a sophomore...Guided Cloud County to a 23-10 overall record and 9-7 league record...Rated the nation's No. 1 junior college center by nbadraft.net...Ranked as the nation's No. 9 junior college player by JUCO Junction in November, 2006...Named a NJCAA preseason All-America selection prior to the 2006-07 season...Named Second Team Junior College All-American by Street & Smith's as a freshman...Earned Second Team All-Jayhawk League honors...Averaged 14.0 points and 6.4 rebounds in leading the Cloud County Thunderbirds to a 24-9 record as a freshman...Hit 53.4 percent (155-290) of his field goals and shot 71.4 percent (125-175) from the free throw line in 33 games played...Scored a career-high 26 points vs. Pratt J.C. on January 22, 2006...Selected to the Region VI All-Tournament Team...Played two seasons at Bridgton Academy in Maine before transferring to Cloud County...Played one season at IMG Academy.
A 2003 graduate of Williamsport Area High School...Williamsport Area H.S. also produced former Pitt star Chevon Troutman (2001-05).
Born Cassin Diggs on July 27, 1985...Son of April and Dave Stewart...Has a younger brother Ken and a younger sister Brittany...Family resides in Williamsport...Always dreamed about playing at Pitt while growing up...Role model on the basketball court is Carmelo Anthony...Also considered Kansas State, St. John's, Oklahoma State, UNLV, Nebraska, Bradley and South Florida...Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences and is an undeclared major.