Earlier this week, head coach Lance White and the Pitt women’s basketball staff welcomed another high-major prospect on campus for a visit.
This time, it was Makaela Quimby, a 5-foot-9 2023 combo guard out of McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. The rising junior guard already holds offers from Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Navy and Pitt, and has taken previous visits to West Virginia and North Carolina this summer. While this was her first visit to Pitt, it sounds as though she surely enjoyed her time getting to know the coaches and see the campus.
“It’s hard to choose a favorite because it was a great day overall, but I would have to say my favorite part probably just going out to eat for lunch and getting to know the coaches,” Quimby told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I was with Coach Bri and she took me around Pitt and showed me the Cathedral and the garden. It was just a really nice campus. I was with Coach White too. He was more so getting everything ready before I got there. When we were driving around he was excited for me to be there and that we could hang out and talk a bit.”
Had such an amazing time with @Pitt_CoachWhite and his amazing staff on my unofficial visit at @Pitt_WBB ! I enjoyed getting to meet some of the players and seeing the campus! Thank you!🟡🔵 pic.twitter.com/tV9r08B4A8
— Makaela “MAK” Quimby (@MakaelaQuimby) August 4, 2021
“They are trying to recruit me for the next level to build their program up,” she said about Pitt. “They are recruiting more high-level guards to come in and really develop their team and build up their program. They’re recruiting me as a combo guard and developing me for post-grad.”
Quimby prides herself first and foremost on her shooting ability, which has caught the eye of college coaches around the nation including White.
“I’d say I am a knockdown shooter from the outside,” she said. “My mid-range game is developing as well. If the defender closes out, I can also drive. So I would say being able to create a shot for myself is one of the biggest aspects of my game.”
Most of her offers come from ACC programs, and she says that playing in the highly-touted conference is something that she would definitely be interested in.
“I definitely think so,” Quimby said about the ACC. “Them having multiple schools going to the NCAA tournament last year, that obviously means a lot. That is something that would be very exciting.”