Brandin Knight (1999-2003), was the first, and in my opinion the best, of the three very solid Point Guards Pitt enjoyed in the past decade. His outstanding play was vital in the transformation of Panther basketball.
Changing the entire attitude at Pitt, I would argue that Knight was the teams most important player in modern history.
Brandin is certainly the most decorated Panther in recent memory. He holds the school record for assists in a season (251), minutes played in a season (1,284), career assists (785), career assists avg. (6.2 per game), and career steals (298).
In 2002, he was named Big East Conference Player of the Year, named to the All Big East Tournament team, and the All American team.
It wouldn't have taken more than one game for an average fan to see that Knight was a special player. He was a wizard with the ball, tough both offensively and defensively, and was one of the teams leading scorers with 1,440 career points.
Currently, he continues to improve the program as an Assistant Coach under Jamie Dixon.