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Jeff Capel: ‘It was Great’ to Host All Three 2023 Signees at Pitt Hoops Game



Carlton Carrington, Jaland Lowe, and Marlon Barnes in attendance at the Pitt-Clemson game.

On Saturday afternoon, although Pitt fell to Clemson in a one-point matchup, the Panthers hosted all three of their 2023 signees — Jaland Lowe, Carlton Carrington, and Marlon Barnes — for the game court-side in one of the best basketball environments Pitt has seen in years.

“It was great,” Capel said about hosting the three-man class for the game. “It was awesome. Especially for them to be here with a crowd like that and the energy back in the building, it was awesome to have them. I got to spend some time with them and their families after the game and talk to them.”

Lowe is a four-star, 6-foot-1 point guard from Houston, Texas, Carrington is a 6-foot-3 combo guard out of Baltimore, Maryland, and Barnes is a three-star wing out of Cleveland, Ohio. The three each signed their respective national letter of intent with the Panthers in November, the week of National Signing Day.

“I think it was really good for them to see, in person, how physical this league is, and to see how hard you have to play,” Capel continued. “All three of those young guys are talented and I think they have big upside and I think they have a chance to be really, really good players, but they have to understand it’s a process. I don’t think any of the three are afraid of the process. I think they look forward to it, they look forward to the work that it’s going to take to become the players that we know they want to be.”

According to 247 Sports, Pitt’s 2023 class is ranked as the No. 24 class in the country. The class ranks as the No. 2 class in the ACC, second to only Duke (No. 2 overall).

PSN recently watched Carrington score 18 points, grab seven rebounds, and dish out six assists in a rivalry game in Baltimore against heavyweight program MSJ. Check out the report below to see how Carrington played.

Future Panther Carlton Carrington Shines in Baltimore Battle with MSJ

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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