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PITT BASKETBALL SHOUTING IS HERE TO YELL AT YOU ABOUT JOSH NEWKIRK

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Indiana people don't really know Josh Newkirk yet, so we brought in some help. We asked PITT BASKETBALL SHOUTING of SBNation's Pitt blog Cardiac Hill some questions about him. He talks in all caps, because he's yelling at you, etc, etc. Follow him on Twitter here.

  • HE BUSTED HIS KNEES UP SOMEHOW AND IT SORT OF BEHOOVES HIM TO TAKE A YEAR OFF, BUT WE COULD'VE REDSHIRTED HIM. SO MAYBE
  • HE COULDN'T HACK IT
  • HE COULD HACK IT AND HE JUST DIDN'T WANT TO COMPETE WITH DAMON WILSON FOR THE SCANT MINUTES AT THE POINT THERE ARE BEHIND JAMES ROBINSON
  • JAMIE DIXON SOMEHOW INDUCES PLAYERS LEAVING, BECAUSE HOO BOY IT SURE HAPPENS A LOT LATELY
  • HE "WANTED TO BE CLOSER TO HIS FAMILY" LIKE HE SAID AND IS SIMPLY NOT A CLEVER MAN
  • HE KNEW THE IU OFFER WAS IN HIS BACK POCKET AND BAILED STRATEGICALLY
  • HE HAD AN OFFER TO ELON IN HIS BACK POCKET, BAILED FOR THAT, AND THEN TOM CREAN... UH. SOMEHOW TOM CREAN DECIDED IT'D BE A GOOD IDEA TO TAKE A FLYER ON THIS GUY WHILE HE WAS A FREE AGENT

I THINK THE MOST LIKELY EXPLANATION IS SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THESE FACTORS: HE DECIDED IT WOULD BE GOOD TO TRANSFER BACK TO THE SOUTH (HE'S FROM NORTH CAROLINA), SOMEHOW WOUND UP ON A VISIT TO BLOOMINGTON, AND JUST SHRUGGED AND SAID "YEAH, CLOSE ENOUGH."