On Tuesday evening, class-of-2024 prospect Moses Hipps told Pittsburgh Sports Now that Pitt head coach Jeff Capel offered him a scholarship.
Hipps is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of New Jersey who is ranked as the No. 80 player in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings. Back in July, Hipps and his father toured the hoops facilities with Pitt assistant Jason Capel.
“It was good, I liked it a lot,” Hipps told Pittsburgh Sports Now after his visit. “I didn’t really get to see much of the campus, but I saw a lot of the facilities. I saw how the practice center is in there, the locker room, the hangout area where the players hang out, the academic center, so it was nice. I really liked it. I liked how everything was in the same place. But at the same time, the arena, where they play, was really nice. The locker room, the hangout area, it was really nice. Those were my favorite parts of the facilities. And their uniforms are tough too. I really liked Pitt and I really feel like it could be a place I could see myself at in the future.”
Hipps recently transferred to McEachern High School in Georgia to continue his high-school career at the hoops powerhouse. He currently holds offers from Pitt, Fairfield, Rutgers, Bryant, Saint Bonaventure, VCU, Temple, La Salle, and Fordham, with interest from several other Division One programs including Penn State. Xavier, Missouri, and more.
Both of the Capel brothers have been on Hipps since June 15, when Jason initially contacted him.
“I really like Coach Jason a lot,” Hipps told PSN back in July. “He’s a genuine person. I met him on June 15 when he first reached out. But he said he’s been watching me since last year in live period so he’s really been waiting to start recruiting me. I appreciate that and I just think he’s a genuine person. I really mess with Coach Capel. I rock with him.”