Jalyn McCreary is a name to keep an eye on in Pitt’s quest to add size to their frontcourt for 2019.
McCreary (6’8”, 215) is a power forward from Legacy Charter School in Greenville, South Carolina. McCreary is originally from Kennesaw, Georgia but moved in order to play a national schedule at Legacy.
247 Sports rates McCreary as a 3-star recruit with major offers from Xavier, South Florida and DePaul. 247 lists McCreary as a Top 225 recruit and one of the Top 40 power forwards in the Class of 2019.
Pitt assistant coach Milan Brown has been following him closely for a few weeks and went to see him play in Charleston on Friday.
This morning, PSN caught up with McCreary as he was getting ready to travel to Maryland for the Governor’s Challenge Tournament.
“Pitt started to hit me up like 4-5 months ago,” said McCreary. “I think things are going really good. They’ve been talking to me a lot and I feel like they’re very interested in me and we’ll see where things go from here.”
“Pitt likes the way I rebound. As far as my strengths, I feel like I’m very explosive on the court. Right now, I feel my offensive game is way ahead of my defense.”
As far as his offense goes, McCreary tells me that most of his points come off rebounds and also in transition going to the basket.
“Talking to Coach Brown has been good,” said McCreary. “His talks with me are more than about basketball. We talk about me and about life a lot more than stuff on the court.”
Although he’s hoping for one to come, no offer has been made to him yet. If he gets one, McCreary tells me that he’d definitely want to come for a visit.