Pitt’s Men’s Basketball coach Jeff Capel was in attendance for Saturday’s game WPIAL 4A between Quaker Valley and Lincoln Park. He was on hand to see the talent that was on display between the two schools.
Lincoln Park was featuring 6-foot-3 sophomore guard Brandin Cummings and 6-foot-3 freshman guard Maleek Thomas who both already have received Division I scholarship offers with the latter already getting a scholarship offer from Pitt and St. John’s University.
Quaker Valley featured one of the most prolific scoring duos in WPIAL history in Adou Thiero and Markus Frank. Thiero is averaging 24 points, 9.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and a shade under two blocks per game. He has gotten a few division one scholarship offers and visited Indiana University a couple of weeks ago but has yet to receive an offer. Frank is averaging 28.3 points per game on 71 percent shooting.
Frank is an elite slasher that rarely shoots further than five feet from the basket because he doesn’t need to. Mainly because of his size, speed, and skills around the basket he is virtually impossible to deal with in the open court and he has a nice post game at 6-foot-6.
The Quaker Valley duo combined to score 52 points in Quaker Valley’s 74-63 win to reach the WPIAL Class-4A finals, which will be played on Thursday.
There is no doubt that Capel needs a strong recruiting class that will make an immediate impact starting next season after going 51-66 and 21-51 in ACC conference play over his first four seasons at Pitt and is heading into a make-or-break season.