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Fast-Rising Guard Jaeden Mustaf Adds Pitt Offer to His List



Earlier this week, Jaeden Mustaf, a four-star prospect out of North Carolina, posted a graphic on Twitter which included what he thought were all of his college offers.

However, he actually had one more offer — one that he didn’t know about — from Pitt.

“I had been in contact with Coach [Jeff] Capel and Coach [Milan] Brown recently,” Mustaf told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “So the other day, when I posted my offers on Twitter, Coach Milan Brown saw it, and he called me yesterday and was wondering why they weren’t on there. I said, ‘I didn’t know I had an offer from you guys.’ He said he called Coach Capel and said, ‘You didn’t offer Jaeden?’ and he said he did already. So they had already offered me, but I didn’t know.”

Mustaf said he has been in contact with the Pitt staff since mid-to-late June. Since then, his recruitment has skyrocketed and he has earned offers from a handful of high-major division one programs.

“I think I’ve grown as a player,” he said. “Just becoming stronger, quicker, faster. I think mentally I’ve gotten stronger. I think all around I’m better at every aspect. I think it started off, the spring, summer, kind of slow. But after that first week I picked it up. After that, it went well.”

Heading into the summer, Mustaf was a well-known prospect who held eight offers. Now, mid-way through August, he has 19, including Pitt.

“I’m competitive,” he added. “I don’t like to lose. I will try to do anything to win. I pride myself on defense, I think that’s my best ability, because I just don’t like when my man scores on me. I like that more than offense. I’m holding my man to not score, but I know I’m going to be able to get mine on offense. I just don’t think one man can stay in front of me. I know how to playmake, so I can always get my teammates involved as well.”

Mustaf has visited Virginia, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, NC State, and Howard as of now. He told PSN that he plans to visit Pitt sometime this fall or winter, as well as Indiana, Georgia, Ohio State, and maybe Texas A&M.

“I’m definitely at least 6-5,” he said. “Recently, I know people that are 6’5, 6’6, and I’m starting to become way taller than them now. So, I’ve been saying 6’5 for a while, but now, I don’t know, I might be 6’6 now.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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