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Guard Xavier Johnson Officially a Member of Pitt’s Class of 2018



Guard Xavier Johnson is now officially a member of Pitt’s 2018 roster.

This morning, Jeff Capel announced that Johnson (Arlington, Virginia) has signed his Letter of Intent and is a Pitt Panther.

“Xavier is an outstanding guard prospect with the athleticism and skill set to be an impact player on our team,” said Capel. “His quickness and competitiveness are his biggest assets and he has also shown the ability to use both to take over the game on either end of the floor. Xavier has the opportunity to be a building block for the future of our program. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to work with him as he continues his growth as a player and as a person.”

Pittsburgh Sports Now talked to Johnson this morning who told us he’ll be arriving on campus next month.

Among the honors Johnson received this year was being named the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, McDonald’s All-American nominee and first team all-state by the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association.

ESPN rates Johnson as a 4-star guard and the 33rd best point guard in the nation.

Capel still has four scholarships available for this year’s roster.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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