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Top-35 Point Guard Jaylen Curry Recaps Pitt Visit, Picks Up Pitt Offer



As a busy month of recruiting comes to a close, Jeff Capel and his staff wanted to bring in one more highly-touted point guard to see the campus.

This time, it was Jaylen Curry, who was recently ranked as the No. 32 prospect in the class of 2023 in ESPN’s rankings.

Courtesy Jaylen Curry

“My favorite part of the visit was meeting Coach,” Curry told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “But, the most interesting part was the classrooms. The classrooms were different than any of the other classrooms that I have seen. I like how everything is right there on campus, it’s all together.”

Curry, who stands at 6-foot, 150 pounds, plays for J.L. Chambers High School, formerly known as Z.B. Vance High School, in Charlotte, North Carolina. As of Tuesday, when Pitt offered him on the visit, the rising junior holds offers from Pitt, Texas A&M, Florida State, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, and more.

Although he has been receiving offers since last summer, he has only visited Pitt and does not yet have any other visits planned for this summer.

“The facilities were very nice, and I liked the uniforms,” he said. “They’ve got some very cool uniforms, for sure. Their plans are for me to come in and play how I play, and do what Coach Capel wants me to do: win. He could see me winning in their program, and they are hoping to win titles.”

Curry went on the visit with his parents as well as his brother and his sister, and he said they all had a great time meeting the coaches, especially Capel.

“I would describe him as a straightforward coach,” Curry said. “He told me what I need to work on and he told me what I can do to fit in. He is a very humble coach.”

Curry, at his age, is as smooth as they come. His left-handed shot consistently finds the bottom of the bucket and he is also a very strong passer with a little flashiness to his game.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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