Short Recruit Update

Just to give everybody out there a little update on how our diaper dandy class of 2008 is working out:

-Nasir Robinson’s Chester team is taking on Jeanette on Friday night at the Prime Time Shootout in Villanova, a competition that St. Anthony (NJ)- Travon Woodall’s team- is playing in. That’s right, Nasir Robinson is going up against Terrell Pryor. I’ll let everybody know how that one goes.

-Ashton Gibbs’ Seton Hall Prep team beat Morris Knolls 78-42 on Wednesday night, with our new guard pouring in 32 points, including 7 baskets from beyond the arc- very impressive numbers.

-Schenley shooting guard Deandre Kane decommitted from Duquesne, and he’s very interested in Pitt although he has no offer. While he does lead the WPIAL with 30.7 ppg, I don’t see him coming to Pitt because he’s not a Big East caliber player, plus we already have two guards in this recruiting class. He might come on as a preferred walk-on, and I know DeJuan has been pressing for him to come be a Panther.

EDIT: Robinson’s Chester team beat Jeanette 80-70 behind Robinson’s 18 points and 13 rebounds. The Clippers move to 22-1 and will probably be seeded first in the District 1 tournament, with seedings announced tomorrow. “Robinson has given up parts of his game this season for the betterment of the team. He’s looked to pass first before shooting in many games, and has been content on doing all the nitty-gritty work of rebounding and providing interior defense. But last night, he played with a certain vigor, maybe because Pryor played opposite of him.” This sounds exactly like the kind of kid that Dixon loves to coach, and hopefully he’ll be a great player for the Panthers for all four years.

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6 Responses to “Short Recruit Update”

  1. Drew Margulis Says:

    Good work, Merlin! It’s nice to see what’s going on with our next generation of basketball players.

  2. Keith McBride Says:

    dude, drew, get a life. you managed to read this blog 14 minutes before me after the 8 hour drive back from hartford.

  3. Drew Margulis Says:

    Wow, that’s one home game and one blog post in a row that I’ve beaten Keith to…I should retire while I’m on this hot streak

  4. Keith McBride Says:

    I was going to brag that I put my pictures on Facebook before you and you beat me at that too. You are killing me here.

  5. Merlin Says:

    Thanks Drew-I was trying to put stuff up there other than recaps and previews. Keeping better track of recruits is definitely something we need to improve on. Hopefully we’ll think of some other stuff to add in the down days between games

  6. Brian Ising Says:

    I’m glad that you’re giving some news on our incoming recruits. This is very good information.However, I think you’re way off-base on DeAndre Kane. He will NOT be a walk-on at Pitt. He is, without a doubt, a Big East caliber 2-guard. The only thing holding him back from a Pitt offer (and many other offers) is his grades. If he somehow becomes eligible, he will be a major contributor to the Pitt basketball team next year.


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