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Jeff Capel Scouts Quaker Valley-Lincoln Park Game On Saturday

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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.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Mr. ThisThatSoForth
Mr. ThisThatSoForth
3 months ago

2 things to consider when reading this article:

1) none of these kids are going to Pitt
2) Capel won’t be at Pitt by the time any of these kids graduates anyway.

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago

One more thing to consider, you have no idea what you’re talking about.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago

21-51. Let that sink in. That’s a .291 winning percentage in arguably the weakest three year stretch in the conference in 30 years. Worst hire in the ACC in at least 20 years. Heather Lyke owes every student, alum and booster an apology for this debacle.

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Arguably? Not even close. I’d tell you to do some homework & see that you’re wrong but since you only have a GED I know that this would be impossible for you.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago

If you get an offer when you’re a freshman, and the incompetent coach who extended it is canned before graduation, is the offer still good? I would say no.

Last edited 3 months ago by Rob Radich
Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

I would say that you’re obsession with posting negative Pitt comments only proves that you’re a sad Pedd State troll. WE ARE….ENABLERS1

Pittband
Pittband
3 months ago

Capel’s incoming class will be transfers, either moving up, Gueye, or laterally. Bezos’ Elite Basketball league is squeezing everyone. Can’t buy incoming freshmen because EBL is paying above board. NIL is causing its own issues. And immediate play is disrupting the elite programs. The dust may not settle for years.

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