On Saturday, Pitt extended an offer to a four-star forward prospect from nearby Uniontown, Ohio.
The Panthers offered Nikola Bundalo, a 6-foot-9 stretch forward who plays for Wildcat Select on the Adidas 3SSB circuit and Green HS during the school year. Bundalo has been shining for Wildcat down in Rock Hill, South Carolina all week, playing in the Adidas 3SSB Championships.
“Niko is a skilled, lefty forward with length and vertical pop,” his coach Tom Droney told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “He creates mismatches with the ability to shoot it from the perimeter or put it on the floor if he gets run off the line. Finishes over both shoulders in the post. Needs to add strength and balance out his game — has a lot of tangible upside.”
Bundalo is ranked as a four-star prospect according to 247 Sports. 247 slots him as the No. 22 player in the class of 2025, and the No. 6 power forward in the class. Since May, Bundalo has earned offers from Xavier, Seton Hall, Ohio State, Rutgers, Iowa, Illinois, Georgetown, Nebraska, Penn State, Creighton, Texas Tech, Notre Dame and now Pitt.
Probably the most intense guy I’ve seen so far in Rock Hill today is 2025 F Niko Bundalo. Showed shooting touch on 3 made 3’s and played with tenacity in the paint in a win over D1 Minnesota. Tom Izzo, Matt Painter, Fred Hoiberg, and many more were watching. @NikolaBundalo6 pic.twitter.com/kfuVJAyIpF
— Trent Markwith (@TMarkwith14) July 6, 2023
The Panthers have offered several other 2025 prospects this summer, including Tyler Jackson (MD), Kiyan Anthony (NY), and Silas Barksdale (VA). On June 15, the Panthers staff was finally allowed to contact recruits in the rising junior class, as the direct contact period opened up. Check out the link below or click here to see who the staff reached out to on that first day.