On Saturday, the Pitt hoops program will have a visitor on campus while the football team takes on Cincinnati.
According to basketball insider Andrew Slater, the Panthers will host 2026 prospect AJ Williams, a 6-foot-8 wing out of Bergen Catholic (NJ). Williams, a sophomore, holds offers from Creighton, Wake Forest, Georgetown, and Mississippi State early on in his prep career.
AJ Williams (class of 2026) is probably among the most hidden high upside players in his class. At 6’8 with great athleticism, strong defensive instincts, and a projectable jumper I expect him to make noise as a sophomore next year
Some clips from Hoop Group All-American Camp: pic.twitter.com/2wWQkjPsxe
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Williams plays his AAU ball for NY Renaissance, a team that Pitt heavily recruits year in and year out. Current Panther Papa Kante played for NY Renaissance over the past few summers prior to committing to Pitt.
For more on Pitt’s football matchup against Cincinnati, check out the latest football content on Pittsburgh Sports Now. Pitt is a 6.5-point favorite over the Bearcats ahead of the 6:30 p.m. kickoff on the C.W.