There were a lot of strong performances in Pitt’s 93-55 victory against DePaul Saturday afternoon, but one that got lost in the shuffle needs to be highlighted.
Freshman Steve Adams had perhaps his best game in a Pitt uniform. Adams, the 7-footer from New Zealand, tied his career high with 14 rebounds and also had nine points and three blocks. He is starting to look more comfortable with his low-post moves and finished the game 4 for 8 from the field and 1 for 1 from the foul line.
“He’s going to the basket. He’s making free throws,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. “I think all that stuff kind of compounds and builds off one another. He’s a new guy. He’s a freshman. And probably no one is having more of an adjustment going from where he came from to playing in the Big East. There’s no other way to look at it. There’s no guy making as big a transition as him. But again, envisioning and hoping that he was going to show signs of improvement, and I think he has.”
Dixon received great production from the center position Saturday. Reserve Dante Taylor had nine points and eight rebounds. The 18 points and 22 rebounds is by far the most productive game that due has produced this season.
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