After becoming the head coach at Pitt, Jeff Capel’s first commitment came from four-star recruit Trey McGowens.
That worked out very well as the super-athletic guard became a day-one starter and in 33 games, averaged 11.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.
Trey isn’t the only person in his family that has basketball skills and today Pitt officially got in the race for him.
Bryce McGowens (6-foot-4, 160 pounds) is Trey’s younger brother and is a sophomore guard that just officially received an offer from Pitt. After watching him this weekend, Jeff Capel called to give him the news.
“Coach Capel has been watching me for a while now, going back to when I was at Pitt for a camp,” McGowens told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “This weekend, he was also in Dallas watching me. After the games, he called my dad because he’s not allowed to personally contact me (due to Bryce being a sophomore) and had me call him.”
“We talked for a while and told me that he liked what he saw and that he believes I’ve improved a lot and have grown alot over the last year and then told me that I had an offer from Pitt. I think both of us were excited when he gave me the news.”
I’m sure you can guess who the first person that Bryce called after getting the news.
“No doubt, I called Trey first,” Bryce said. “He was very happy and excited for me. He also told me, OK let’s get you to Pitt.”
Despite the connection and despite saying he would love to play with his brother, Bryce said he’s taking every offer seriously and is giving every team an equal chance.
McGowens’ updated offer list now includes Clemson, LSU, Nebraska, St. John’s, TCU, Wichita State and Xavier.