Pitt's DeJuan Blair didn't just stay close to home when deciding where to attend college -- he never left. Blair grew up down the street from campus and has made his wide smile and infectious personality the face of the Panthers program.
DeJuan Blair doesn't get the plaudits that other big men in the Big East get, but he continues to show his worth to Pitt.
Pitt's basketball isn't pretty. The Panthers play scrappy, blue-collar, in-your-face ball and, as evident in the Legends Classic, it's working, writes Dana O'Neil.