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Jeff Capel, Pitt Recruiting 3-Star Pa. Guard Jalen Warley



Jeff Capel received a commitment from a player from Westtown High School in Norristown, Pennsylvania in the Class of 2020 and he’s looking for another one this year.

Three-star forward Noah Collier (6-foot-8, 210 pounds) is a member of Pitt’s Class of 2020 and someone that’s likely to have an immediate impact in the Panthers front court next season. Collier’s current teammate, Jalen Warley, is someone that Pitt is hoping joins Collier at Pitt the following season.

Warley (6-foot-5, 180 pounds) is a 3-star combo guard that’s one of the breakout performers of the 2020 prep basketball season, including an impressive performance at the recently concluded Chick-Fil-A Classic.

At this point, Warley holds over a dozen offers, including ones from Pitt, California, Georgetown, Marquette, Maryland, Oregon, Penn State, Seton Hall, Temple, Virginia Tech and Xavier.

Over the holiday break, Capel was on hand to watch three players from Westtown High School: Warley, Collier and 2021 5-star center Frank Kepnang. He’s stayed in contact with Warley.

“I hear from Pitt often,” Warley told PSN. “Coach Capel has told me how I would flourish in his system and how Pitt fits my style of play.”

Warley is a player that has a consistent outside shot and is now showing that he’s able to get to and finish around the rim. Because of his size, he’s proven to be a difficult matchup for opposing teams. PSN asked him about the positive reviews he’s received lately and what’s changed or going well for him this year.

”I think as a player, my greatest strength lies above my shoulders,” he said, referring to his shooting. “I don’t think anything has changed. I think me and my teammates have been working hard all year and it’s starting to show.”

Warley doesn’t have any upcoming visits planned but could be checking out schools such as Pitt, Oregon, Temple and Xavier in the near future.

“Pitt is a great program with coaching players at the highest level,” said Warley. “Noah tells me great things about Pitt. He’s definitely trying to recruit me there and he is definitely a big factor as we have good chemistry and is one of the most fun players I’ve played with.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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