New York is a place Pitt has been able to recruit well during the first two years of the Jeff Capel era.
The Panthers have received commitments from Justin Champagnie, Gerald Drumgoole and Max Amadusun and Capel will no doubt look to continue to draw players from that talent rich state.
Silas Sunday is a sophomore center from Our Savior Lutheran School in Bronx, New York that the Panthers staff is talking to and evaluating. If that school sounds familiar, it’s the same school that Capel and company frequented to land Amadusun.
Sunday is an intriguing prospect because of his size (6’10”, 280) and is receiving interest from power programs. Sunday holds offers from Kansas State, Nebraska and is hearing from St. John’s, Oregon and Pitt.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Sunday to find out more about him and the interest that he’s receiving from Pitt.
“Since one of my teammates, Max Amadusun, committed there and even before then when the coaches would come to visit him, they would talk to me a bit and showed some interest,” said Sunday. “I was also able to visit the school with Max when he committed there.”
“I believe that some of my basketball strengths are my IQ and my size. I believe that for my size, I’m able to pass and rebound really well. I’m trying to work on my ball handling and movement near the hoop to try and improve my package. I want to work on that first step and move for when I have to put the ball on the floor. Right now, most of my points come from around the rim, I can shoot too but that’s not my role right now.”
Sunday admits that for the most part, the Pitt staff have communicated with his coaches which he’s excited about and is looking forward to learning more about Capel’s program.
“I’m looking forward to the recruiting process and am glad about the interest I’m getting but I’m never satisfied and always want more from myself,” said Sunday. “I’m looking forward and excited to see what’s going to happen next. I have goals and things that I want to accomplish and am looking forward to doing that.”
“As far as things I’m working to improve, my coaches are working with me on my foot work and post-moves, ball-handling and shooting. They’re working me with on everything to help improve my game.”
While talks with Pitt are in the early stages, Sunday is looking forward to developing a stronger relationship with Capel and his staff and hopes that it might lead to an eventual offer.
“That would mean a lot to me. Pitt is a good school and I like the competition that they play, their schedule is tough. I like the style that they play and they play very tough.”