Talk about taking a much-traveled way home.
A source has informed Panther Digest that former local star DeAndre Kane will be taking a visit to Pittsburgh this weekend. If all goes well, Kane will commit to the Panthers, which would give the Panthers a proven scorer at the college level.
He has already played three years at Marshall University. He is expected to graduate this summer. If he chooses the Panthers, he will have one year of eligibility remaining and will be able to play for the 2013-14 season.
Kane was a former basketball recruit out of the class of 2008, coming out of Pittsburgh's Schenley High School.
Along with former Panther DeJuan Blair, and current San Antonio Spur, Schenley captured a state championship in 2007. Former St. John's standout D.J. Kennedy was also a member of that team. The Spartans went 29-3 that year, capturing a Quad-A state championship, as well as the No. 11 ranking in USA Today's final national poll.
Kane verbally committed to Duquesne, but never signed with the Dukes. Instead, he went the prep school route. He went to Patterson School for a year of prep school, before committing to Seton Hall. At the time, he would join former AAU teammate Herb Pope.
Kane never made it to Seton Hall, however. When Tom Herrion--the former Pitt assistant who recruited Kane while he was in Pittsburgh--got the head coaching job at Marshall, he signed with the Thundering Herd as part of its 2010 recruiting class.
Kane had a pretty solid career with the Herd. He started 93 games in three years in Huntington, averaging 15.6 points a game for his entire career. He was named to the Conference USA all-freshman team for the 2010-11 season, then was a two-time second-team all-conference performer.
In addition to being a high school teammate and good friend of DeJuan Blair, Kane was also a former AAU teammate of Pitt linebacker Todd Thomas.