One of the players that the Pitt staff reached out to for the first time recently was Moses Hipps, a class-of-2024 prospect out of New Jersey.
Hipps is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who is ranked as the No. 71 overall player in the nation as well as the No. 14 shooting guard by 247 Sports’ Composite rankings.
“I think I’m a really elite shooter, that’s probably my biggest strength,” Hipps told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I can get to my mid-range shot and I am pretty consistent with that as well. I am also a very smart player, have a high IQ, and I work hard. I am building into a better defender, so I’m using my length and my height because I am getting taller, I’m 6’4″ now, my arms are long, so I play better defense. I’m working on my athleticism, but those are my strengths: my shooting, mid-range, my IQ, and my feel for the game.”
This week, Hipps heard from a handful of programs at the Division One level, including Pitt, Missouri, Xavier, Penn State, VCU, Rutgers, Fairfield, Bryant, and more.
“I don’t really know much about the Pitt program,” he said. “But, I know that they used to be in the Big East and now they’re in the ACC. Their coach is from Duke, I think that’s really what I know about Pittsburgh. My neighbors are die-hard Pitt fans. Their son is going to Pitt next year, so they really want me to go to Pitt.”
Enticed by the fluidity, polish & feel of Moses Hipps
6-3, 2024 guard with a feathery touch, advanced pull-up game, quick release, strong shot preparation & a mature demeanor
— Max Feldman (@MaxFeldman6) October 1, 2021
While Hipps included that he does not have a preference as to the location of his future school, he does want to take a few visits this summer. He has already taken unofficial trips to Rutgers and VCU, and wants to visit those two again. He also wants to visit Pitt, Missouri, and Xavier this summer.
To see all of the players that Pitt reached out to in the 2024 class, check out PSN’s 2024 recruiting board below.