A recruiting priority over the next couple of seasons for Jeff Capel is to add a few more pure scorers to the roster.
Joe Bamisile (6-foot-5, 195 pounds) is that type of player and he’ll be making an unofficial visit to Pitt this week.
The junior guard from Richmond, Virginia tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he’ll be in town on Wednesday to attend Pitt’s game against Clemson.
“Coach Milan Brown reached out to me a few weeks ago and wanted to come down for a game of mine,” said Bamisile. “However, due to the weather he couldn’t make it. Then I was supposed to come up for one of the past Saturday games but I had some family problems and had to stay home. So, this week on Wednesday was the best day for me to get down to Pitt because they were on my list of visits that I wanted to make.”
Is their something about Pitt that had them on Bamisile’s list of schools that he wanted to see?
“I’m just one of those people that are super grateful for the opportunity for someone to see my talent and want to make an effort to know me as a person. I wanted to pay respect to Coach Brown for reaching out to me.”
As mentioned earlier, this talented guard from Virginia knows how to put the ball in the hoop. This season, Bamisile is averaging 28.7 points per game, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He’s currently on a scoring streak that’s getting him interest from more than just Pitt.
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“I’m shooting the ball really well right now,” said Bamisile. “Over the last few games, I’m shooting a better percentage from three. This is the first year back in the area that I’m playing in. In the first game of the year, in order to set a standard for myself, I had a fifty point game so that kind of set the mark for me to continue to play well.
“I consider myself an all-around scorer. They’ll be certain games when I’ll have 30 points with two 3’s and then they’ll be games when I score over 30 points with eight or nine 3-pointers. I just do whatever I have to do and what the defense is giving me and I try never to force anything.”
Bamisile currently has 14 scholarship offers, including ones from Florida, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, NC State, Northwestern, West Virginia, Saint Louis, VCU and Virginia Tech.
While he doesn’t have an offer yet from Pitt, Bamisile thinks one could be coming in the near future, possibly on Wednesday.
“That would be great,” he said. “I love when people are able to give me an opportunity to show my talent and I appreciate when they see it. It would honestly mean a lot if that were to happen.”