Jamie Dixon landed a (very) big center for next year when 6'11" 310 pound Rozelle Nix committed to the Panthers yesterday. Nix, a Cincinnati native, is currently at Pensacola JC in Florida. He has two years of eligibility left. His other two finalists were South Carolina and Loyola Marymount.
All schools want big centers so the fact that Pitt only beat out South Carolina and Loyola Marymount is very telling, and his 6 ppg and 5 rpg last year shows he is not somebody targeted to be a big star. On the other hand, big is big, and after losing a lot of weight he's now a better prospect than he used to be. If he continues to lose weight and improve his game (and he is a very hard worker), than he could be an asset to the program.
Bottom line, he probably won't be a force but he should at least provide some help in the paint.