Over the weekend, Pitt’s basketball program will welcome several recruits to campus to show them around the facilities and showcase the Pitt football program in its game against Tennessee.
Out of the three confirmed visitors, one of the visits will be an all-inclusive official visit. That visitors will be Jaland Lowe, a 6-foot-1 point guard out of Texas.
Lowe plays for Fort Bend Marshall High School as well as Houston Hoops on the Nike EYBL circuit. For his Houston squad, Lowe shined this summer, earning First Team All Peach Jam honors at the biggest tournament of the summer. There, he averaged 17.7 points, 4.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.
Shortly after Peach Jam, Lowe answered a call from a familiar name: Jeff Capel.
“He called me, I was just chilling,” Lowe told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “We talked about how he never expected to see this moment. He used to see me as a kid, when John Lucas and my dad [Marland Lowe]. He never thought he’d be recruiting me one day, so he just told me about that. I remember when he was at Duke and I was in middle school, and he let me visit the place at Duke. Now, he saw me playing AAU. He’s just proud of me. He said he liked the way I play, and he offered me.”
Lowe prides himself on his pace of play and his competitiveness, and told PSN he believes he is a true point guard.
247 Sports ranks Lowe as the No. 75 player in the class of 2023, as well as the No. 13 point guard in the country and the No. 6 player in the state of Texas. In a recent interview with Alex Karamanos of The Circuit, Lowe said that Pitt and SMU are the two schools recruiting him the most at this point.
“Pitt has a great opportunity coming up with some senior guards leaving so that would be a great place where I could flourish a lot,” Lowe told Karamanos.
The Panthers recently hosted 2023 guard Ty-Laur Johnson out of New York. To see what Johnson had to say about hist rip to Pitt, check out his recent interview with PSN below.