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Jeff Capel and Pitt Pursues Impact Wing Christian Brown

Jeff Capel and Pitt Pursues Impact Wing Christian Brown

Jeff Capel is in the midst of rebuilding the entire Panthers’ basketball roster. With five available scholarships, he had a very appealing sales message: significant playing time in the ACC conference.

The Panthers coaching staff has recently placed strong attention on Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) small forward Christian Brown (6-foot-7 inches, 205 pounds). The highly athletic 2019 forward can run the floor like a deer and finish on the break. His length, natural strength and exceptionally long arms (6-foot-9.5-inch wingspan) make him a formidable defender.

“Coach Capel came to see me play last week,” stated Brown. “Coach (Milan) Brown came to the City of Palms Classic to see my play on Monday”.

Brown, a four-star forward, plays with four-star center Kofi Cockburn (6-foot-10 inches, 260 pounds). Capel and staff believe that Brown and Cockburn would be a perfect complement to the current freshmen Trey McGowens, Xavier Johnson and Au’Diese Toney. Brown and McGowens are actually former teammates that know each other quite well.

“I’m a slash and hustle playmaker. I pride myself on defending the 1 (point guard) through 4 (power forward) positions,” he said. “A lot of teams now are going to positionless basketball so I’m happy to be a player that can play multiple positions whenever needed.

Brown is a near perfect match for the fast-paced style Jeff Capel has instituted at Pitt. “I like the vision Coach Capel has for the program’s future. I’ve had a chance to watch their games on television and I like their style of play and the ACC conference.”

“I plan on making a date to visit after the Christmas break.”

Harry Psaros can be found on Twitter at @PittGuru

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