On Saturday, the Pitt men’s basketball program may be receiving great news as one of its top targets, Jaland Lowe, will be committing that night at 6 p.m. eastern time.
I will be making my college announcement this Saturday, October 1st @ 5:00pm 🚨
— @JalandLowe (@jalandlowe) September 30, 2022
Lowe hails from Missouri City, Texas, where he plays for Fort Bend Marshall High School. The 6-foot-1 point guard also competed for Houston Hoops on the Nike circuit this summer, where he shined in front of college coaches.
Lowe took an official visit to Pitt just a few weeks back on the weekend of the Pitt-Tennessee football game. He shared his thoughts on the visit with PSN shortly after.
“Pittsburgh was so different from what I envisioned in my head,” said Lowe. “The city was great, the people were great, and it was just very unique. I loved the facilities, the Pitt coaches were great, overall, the visit was way better than I was expecting it to be. I was expecting the campus in general to be more low key and I didn’t think it was a real good college town, but I was definitely wrong. The campus is intertwined with the city, fans and students are all over the place. Pitt is a real college town.”
Lowe is ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 13 point guard in the class of 2023. Overall, 247 Sports ranks him as the No. 75 prospect in the nation.
“Talking to Coach Capel, he definitely was still trying to put in his pitch to try and recruit me. He also really tried to get to know me better and really wanted me to get to know him better. He also would throw little things out like how I could fit in his system, how Pitt is a really good place to go and how I’d have the opportunity there would be really good for me.”
Pitt offered Lowe back in July, and has been recruiting him hard ever since. Other than Pitt, Lowe has taken official visits to SMU and most recently Memphis.
The Panthers currently have the No. 34 recruiting class in the country, with wing Marlon Barnes (three-star) and guard Carlton Carrington (four-star) verbally committed to the program. If the Panthers land Lowe, according to 247’s class calculator tool, they would jump up to the No. 15 class in the nation.