Former Vanderbilt forward Sheldon Jeter's appeal to Vanderbilt officials to be released to the University of Pittsburgh has been denied, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Beaver Falls, Pa. native announced last month he would be transferring from Vanderbilt to be closer to family. Shortly thereafter, the school blocked the transfer to Pitt for reasons that were not made explicitly clear. Jeter can go elsewhere or he can still enroll at Pitt and sit out a transfer year though he will not be eligible for a scholarship for a 12 month period, during which he'd be responsible for paying his own way. After one year, he'll be eligible for scholarship again. The situation is very similar to what Jarrod Uthoff faced one year ago; the forward transferred from Wisconsin to Iowa, but had to pay his own way since Wiscy coach Bo Ryan banned Uthoff from transferring to a fellow Big Ten school. Uthoff will be on scholarship this upcoming season and will add depth to the Hawkeyes' frontcourt.