Pitt BB Recruiting
New Targets for Jeff Capel, Including Some Potential Immediate Help
Jeff Capel sent out two new offers late on Thursday night, one of them to a player that could help immediately.
Capel and Pitt offered New Mexico Junior College guard Ryan Murphy and Prior Lake, Minnesota center Dawson Garcia.
Murphy could make an immediate impact with the Panthers. A 6-foot-2, 190-pound shooting guard, Murphy is rated as a three-star recruit and is the consensus No. 34 junior college player in the Class of 2019, as compiled by 247 Sports.
The Calabasas, California native spent his true freshman and redshirt freshman seasons at UNC Charlotte, where he averaged 6.7 points per game and shot 40 percent from 3-point range. He then transferred to NMJC, where he averaged a team-high 18.5 points per game.
Murphy had originally committed to Washington State, but after the departure of head coach Ernie Kent, Murphy was able to get out of his letter of intent and has re-opened his recruitment. He also has offers from Cal Poly, East Carolina, Iona, Texas Tech, South Florida and UC Santa Barbara.
Garcia is a 6-foot-11, 220-pound, Class of 2020 center with a big-time offer list. The consensus four-star recruit is the No. 29 player in the nation and No. 6 center, according to 247 Sports.
He holds offers from Baylor, Butler, Indiana, Iowa, Marquette, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Purdue, Rutgers, Texas, Wisconsin and Xavier. Garcia has already taken three of his official visits, to Baylor, Marquette and Texas.
Earlier in the day, Capel offered 2021 five-star center Moussa Diabete from DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida. Diabate, a 6-foot-9, 180-pound power forward, is the No. 7 sophomore in the country, according to 247 Sports.
Will Capel get another BIG guy to help Next Year ? Losing Sy was a tough one to swallow. Is there ANY GT, JC or HS players still out there at Center for HELP ?