While Pitt is trying to build a strong roster for this upcoming season, it is also actively looking for recruits in the class of 2022, most recently being Christian Winborne, a Baltimore native.
Winborne is a point guard in the class of 2022 that stands at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds. He has excellent vision, is a talented scorer, and is very athletic.
“My strengths depend on what’s needed,” Winborne told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “In high school, I have to score more, so I would say scoring on all three levels. I can shoot the three, mid-range and get to the basket. I still get my assists in and I can’t forget about my steals. For AAU, it’s a little different, I don’t have to score as much, so I facilitate more, and look to lock in more on defense.”
While his junior season was only 12 games long due to COVID 19, in Winborne’s sophomore season last year, he averaged 16.8 points, five assists, and four rebounds per game. The three-star prospect plays for Gilman High School and is the No. 203 player in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite.
Winborne holds offers from over ten division one programs, including Kansas State, LSU, and Virginia Tech, among others. He is also currently being recruited by Pitt, Creighton, Wake Forest, Maryland, and more, although those schools haven’t offered yet.
“They stay in touch from time to time,” Winborne said about Pitt. “I hear from Coach Milan on staff, but as of now, I do not have an offer.”
While he is being recruited by plenty of schools, Winborne was sure to do his homework on the Panthers, as he quickly pulled out some facts when asked about Pitt.
“I know that Pitt ranks #58 nationally for academics, and #19 for top public universities,” Winborne said about the school. “They are in the ACC, and the head coach Jeff Capel was a four-year guard at Duke. Also, I know his brother played for UNC, and that Pitt is 4-5 hours from me.”
Pitt has not offered, nor has it invited down Winborne for a visit just yet, but when the time is right, he said, he definitely wants to take a look at some of the schools going after him.
“I definitely plan on visiting schools once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted,” he said. “The zoom overviews are not enough.”
As for his goals for this next year, Winborne added that he wants to improve his all-around skill set.
“The best thing for me is to try to improve in all areas,” he said. “You can never be perfect, just try to stay consistent.”
He also added that he does not think he will consider reclassifying to 2021.