If there was ever a November game to watch Pitt absolutely dominate their opponent on both ends of the court in front of two of the city’s most talented basketball players, Friday was a good night.
Lincoln Park starts Brandin Cummings and Meleek Thomas were both in attendance in Pitt’s matchup against Jacksonville.
A four-star point guard in the class of 2024, Cummings signed with the Panthers earlier this month and is the younger brother of former Colgate and Pitt guard Nelly Cummings.
A five-star combo guard and one of the best talents to come out of Pittsburgh in years, Thomas ranks as the 9th player in the class of 2025 and the No. 1 recruit in Pennsylvania. The 6-foot-4 playmaker has received offers from Duke, Kentucky, Indiana, and others during his recruiting trail. Thomas has received heavy interest from Pitt and Jeff Capel, hoping to keep the star prospect home in the Steel City.
Lincoln Park is ranked nationally as a top 20 program by MaxPreps as the 20th-best team in the United States. The duo won WPIAL and PIAA championships Cummings enters his senior season this year, while Thomas will suit up for his junior campaign as must see prospects in the Pittsburgh high school basketball landscape.