Pitt basketball coach Jeff Capel received his first commitment for the Class of 2020 on Monday night, as Mullica Hill, N.J. power forward Noah Collier committed to the Panthers, he announced on Instagram.
Collier is a 6-foot-7, 200-pound power forward that attends Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., which is just to the west of Philadelphia.
According to 247 Sports, Collier is a consensus three-star prospect, the No. 3 player in the state of Pennsylvania and the No. 160 high school senior in the country
Collier chose Pitt over offers from California, Clemson, George Washington, Maryland, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Temple and VCU.
He took an official visit to Pitt in August, one of just two such visits. Collier also visited Clemson.
Pitt will have to replace plenty of production in the front court after the 2019-20 season. Graduate transfer Eric Hamilton will be playing his last season of eligibility with the Panthers and Kene Chukwuka is entering his senior year.
The Panthers are also carrying one open scholarship, meaning that Capel will be able to add at least two more members to his upcoming recruiting class.