1. Show Biz, Baby. Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon and associate head coach Barry Rohrssen are both members of the Screen Actor's Guild. Orlando Antigua, currently the director of basketball operations and also former Pitt player, was the first and only Harlem Globetrotter of Latin American decent. Rohrssen, nicknamed "slice," appeared in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, with an all-star cast that included Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon and Ed Harris. Dixon, in his early 20s, got dunked on by a girl in a Bud Light commercial.
2. Oh Canada. Starting forward Levon Kendall hails from Vancouver, B.C, and he loves his country. Kendall scored 40 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against team USA while playing for team Canada in the 2005 FIBA U21 World Championship. Team Canada won 93-90 in overtime. Team USA included J.J. Redick and Rudy Gay.
3. Pitt Loves Puns. Junior walk-on guard Charles Small, listed at 5-foot-7, is one of the smallest players in college basketball. Freshman center Tyrell Biggs is 6-8, 260 lbs. Small has scored one point in his college career, a free throw against Howard in '04. Biggs is seeing limited time in his first collegiate season. But those are the obvious ones; Mike Cook, has in fact cooked, and Sam Young, who just turned 21, is not very old. Aaron Gray however, is white. — Keith Wehmeyer