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Former WVU Commit, Marley Washenitz, Commits to Play for Pitt

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Former WVU women’s basketball commit, Marley Washentiz, committed to her collegiate future with Pitt in a tweet Sunday night.

Washenitz is a two-time West Virginia State Player of the Year out of Fairmont Senior High School in Fairmount, W.V. The 5-foot-10 guard scored more than 2,000 points in her high school career and lead her team to Class AAA state runners-up in consecutive seasons.

She originally committed to be a Mountaineer in August 2020, but after becoming notified that there were too many players coming back for their fifth season, she lost her scholarship.

Soon after her she lost that scholarship this January, Pitt head coach Lance White immediately contacted her and immediately started to recruit. White had originally recruited Washenitz before she committed to Pitt, but couldn’t properly recruit her since she committed to WVU early on.

Washenitz also received offers from Stetson, UMASS, Villanova and Youngstown State before committing to Pitt. She becomes the second player in the 2022 recruiting class for Pitt, with local, Chartiers-Valley guard Aislin Malcolm, who is a top 100 player in the ESPN HoopGurlz recruiting rankings.

Washenitz may not be the only WVU decommit to join Pitt this recruiting class. Guard Avery “Ace” Strickland received an offer from the Panthers soon after decommitting from the Mountaineers due to the same roster issues as Washenitz. Strickland congratulated Washenitz on her commitment to Pitt.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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