For the second straight season, Lance White’s program has landed the top player from the WPIAL.
Last season, the Pitt Panthers landed Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm, and Sunday night, North Allegheny standout 2023 point guard Jasmine Timmerson announced her intention to stay home and play for her hometown team.
Timmerson received her first D-1 offer from Duquesne and since then, the 5-foot-7 guard has picked up offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Belmont, Princeton, UMass and others. Last season, Timmerson was an important member of the North Allegheny PIAA Class 6A State Championship team as she averaged 11 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds per game, which earned her a 3rd team all-state honor.
“First, I would like to thank my family for their endless support and all of the sacrifices they’ve made to provide me with countless opportunities,” said Timmerson. “I want to thank John Tate, Spencer Stefko, Robert Cash and the WPA Bruins for everything they have done for me in the past few years. Thank you to North Allegheny and all of my friends and teammates that have helped me get there. Last, a huge thank you to all of the coaches that have taken the time to recruit me over the last couple of years. With that being said, I am super excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Pitt! H2P!!”
— Jasmine Timmerson (@jmtimmerson11) July 5, 2021
A local talent evaluator gives this description of Timmerson to Pittsburgh Sports Now– “She is lightning quick, an incredible on ball defender, excellent passer, really can get to the basket and score. She is a prototypical point guard. A high basketball IQ.”
With Malcolm and Timmerson, two guards who had multiple Power Five offers, Pitt’s backcourt of the future seems to be very strong.