T.J. McConnell will certainly have several schools interested in his services, but he will not transfer to Pitt or Robert Morris, according to his father Tim McConnell.
Those schools are off limits as part of his release agreement with Duquesne.
Mr. McConnell said he expected to have a list of schools to Duquesne by sometime on Friday.
"We just decided that those are two schools we would not pursue, just because of local rivalries," Tim McConnell said. "We don't think it would be a good idea to leave, and come back and play Duquesne on a yearly basis. We will look into some schools, but we will not look into Pitt or Robert Morris."
McConnell will also not transfer to any other Atlantic-10 schools becasue that would mean two lost years of eligibility.
Duquesne Athletic Director Greg Amodio said he would not talk about specifics right now when asked where Duquesne will send McConnell’s release: “I’d just be throwing darts right now.”
He did indicate he and the family have set a timeline for the process and will be meeting again.
The program has been dealt a sizable blow in the span of just a day here, losing McConnell, fellow sophomore guard Mike Talley, and freshman Danny Herrara.
Amodio said no other players have come forward to ask for a release: "I don't have direct knowledge of anyone else expressing interest at this point."