As of late, Pitt has started to recruit one of the most intriguing 2022 prospects in the nation, David Tubek, who is a native of South Sudan.
Tubek started playing basketball around 2015 or 2016, and later came to the United States in the beginning of 2019 to pursue his dream of playing basketball.
“It has been good,” Tubek told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “In our country, I would be playing there for some time but then in our country, war broke out. There was not time for me to go to school and play basketball there, so I had to transfer and come to the United States and play basketball. It has been going pretty good.”
Tubek is a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward who can play the three or the four. With a college-ready body and an ever-growing basketball IQ, Tubek has turned himself into a coveted recruit for multiple division one programs.
“I am a good scorer, and a good shooter, too,” he said. “I averaged like four or five three-pointers a game. On the defensive end, I protect the rim, I grab rebounds, I run the floor, and I defend different positions.”
6’7 2022 G/F David Tubek (@davidtubek) gets it done on both ends of the floor‼️
• Scores it in a number of ways, has range to 22 feet 🎯
• Defends up and down the lineup🔒
• College-ready body and mindset 💪🏿
• An absolute GAMER 🗣
(MM+/HM-) schools should be ALL OVER HIM 🚨 pic.twitter.com/1l28FT6WTM
— Wildcat Select (@wildcatselect) April 14, 2021
On Wednesday, Jeff Capel and the Pitt staff hosted Tubek on an unofficial visit to check out the school, facilities, and more.
“It was a great time, I really liked the coaches, and I had a great time talking to them,” Tubek added. “They talked to me, telling me good stuff about the school, how to be a college student athlete, and more. It was just a great time. My favorite part was when I went there, I met people who were telling me great history that I don’t know. I got to meet professors and they talked to me and told me stories about Pittsburgh and just gave me a lot fo knowledge about the city of Pittsburgh and I loved it.”
“The Pitt arena, I really love it,” he went on. “I really love their program. The people, the fans, the people around the campus, they are really friendly. I mean, in terms of the fans, they really love the Pittsburgh players because there is no professional basketball, you know, they are the only team over there. They all support the team and they really love it.”
While Pitt has not offered Tubek a scholarship yet, the program is clearly interested, and especially after the visit, Tubek says, the feeling is mutual.
“I met all the coaches, and they are great people,” he continued. “You can trust them. I really trust them. I definitely could see myself playing at Pitt. I’d love to play at Pitt for him [Capel]. It would be a dream come true.”
As of now, he is planning to visit Butler, Loyola Chicago, and Marquette this summer.