Who Will Lead the Pittsburgh Panthers In Scoring?

By Trevor Lowry
Pittsburgh Panthers

The Pittsburgh Panthers will be losing their leading scorer from last year’s team, which means they will have a new leading scorer in the 2013-14 college basketball season. Who will it be?

Lamar Patterson is the returning leading scorer and Talib Zanna is the second returning leading scorer. Patterson averaged 10 points per game last season and Zanna averaged 9.6 points per game.

Really either player could lead the team in scoring, but it is important to note that Zanna did average a few minutes less per game last season. Whether the case, both players will play major roles for the Panthers in the upcoming season.

It will be interesting to see who will actually be the go-to guy for Pittsburgh–if anyone–but Patterson very well could lead the team in scoring and is my pick to do so in the 2013-14 season. He shot 46.4 percent from the field and 33.6 percent from behind the arc last season. He also had the second most threes on the team with 37.

Zanna will get his fair share of point as well and he certainly has the ability to score the most on the team. Regardless, the Panthers will have a number of different scorers on their team.

They will have to replace big man Steven Adams, but a pretty solid recruiting class is coming in and some of the freshmen could play big roles right off of the bat.

Patterson and Zanna will both be playing in their senior year in college hoops, so hopefully it is a good one. For better or worse, Pittsburgh will be playing in the ACC in the upcoming season.

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