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North Carolina Guard Jordan Vick Talks Pitt Offer, Capel Brothers, More



In terms of North Carolina guards, nobody knows the game like the Capel brothers, Pitt coaches Jeff and Jason.

On Wednesday, head coach Jeff Capel extended an offer to one of the top young prospects in the state that he calls home.

Jordan Vick is a 5-foot-11 sophomore who plays his high school ball for Southern Nash High School, which is just over an hour northeast of where the Capels played in their high school days.

“I’m really a team player, I like to see everybody score,” Vick told Pittsburgh Sports Now about his game. “I can score whenever you need me to. I can set up my team very well. Outside shooting, I can shoot the ball, I can shoot the ball very well.”

In addition to Pitt, Vick also holds offers from Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Florida, and is seeing his recruitment pick up day-by-day.

“I was really excited to get that offer,” he said about Pitt. “I have always wanted to receive huge offers like that. I’m excited about all of them, but the Pitt one was kind of different. I was real honored by the offer.”

While he has not been to Pitt for a visit yet, the youngster says he does know some players that may be familiar to fans of Pitt recruiting.

“I don’t know a lot [about Pitt], but I know a couple of my other basketball friends, like Judah Mintz is committed there and Jahnathan Lamothe is being recruited by them. We met through Team Durant at Peach Jam which was my first games with them. We don’t really talk a lot, but Judah is definitely my big bro.”

Since head coaches are not yet allowed to talk directly to prospects in his class, Vick will have to wait to get to know the Capel’s for now.

“I saw that he [Jeff Capel] played at Duke, and his brother played at UNC, so, they were excellent guards. He’s definitely an excellent guard.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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