In addition to 2023 forward Papa Kante, Pitt will be hosting another top recruit on Wednesday, this time coming from the 2024 class.
New Jersey shooting guard Moses Hipps told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will take an unofficial visit to Pitt for the day on Wednesday. Hipps is a 6-foot-4 guard, ranked as the No. 71 overall player in the nation by the 247 Sports Composite. Recently, Hipps caught up with PSN shortly after hearing from Pitt for the first time.
“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.”
On June 15, the first day that 2024 prospects could hear directly from college staffs, Hipps heard from a long list of division-one programs, including Pitt, Missouri, Xavier, Penn State, VCU, Rutgers, Fairfield, Bryant, and more. He holds offers from Saint Bonaventure, Fairfield, Rutgers, VCU, Temple, and more, and his recruitment is growing each and every day.
“I think I’m a really elite shooter, that’s probably my biggest strength,” Hipps told PSN. “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.”
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
To view the full list of 2024 prospects that Pitt is targeting, take a look at the PSN recruiting board below.