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6-foot-7 2022 Guard Alphonzo Billups Hoping for Pitt Offer Soon

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Alphonzo Billups is a 6-foot-7, three-star prospect out of the class of 2022. He currently attends Varina High School in Richmond, Virginia, where he averaged around 19 points, nine rebounds, and four assists in his junior season.

While he does not yet hold an offer from Pitt, he is being recruited by assistant coach Milan Brown regularly. Billups says that he spoke with Brown as recently as last week, and that he talks with him at least once every two weeks.

“I like that he’s consistent and actually keeps us with me in the recruiting process,” Billups told Pittsburgh Sports Now about Brown and his recruitment style. “I hope I get the offer soon.”

Pitt has not extended an offer yet to Brown, but he does already hold an impressive list of high major offers. Billups’ complete list of offers is as follows: VCU, Temple, Clemson, Appalachian State, James Madison, Richmond, Ole Miss, Murray State, Old Dominion, Bethune-Cookman, Texas A&M, Wichita State, Bryant, La Salle, Tennessee Tech, Florida, and Rider.

“It would definitely mean a lot to me,” Billups said when asked how he would react to a Pitt offer. “[Pitt is] a school I could see myself playing for.”

A three-star prospect according to 247 Sports, Billups is ranked by the site as the No. 231 prospect in the nation, No. 36 shooting guard, and No. 10 player in the state of Virginia.

At 6-foot-7 and 170 pounds, he has a lanky frame with room to fill out and put on muscle. He possesses a very smooth shooting stroke and is calm and collected with the ball in his hands. He likes to get out in transition and handle the ball, while also excelling at finishing in traffic.

“I can do about everything on the court, but my strength I would say is my vision and getting to the bucket,” he added.

Billups included that he is not currently considering reclassifying to 2021.

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