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Pitt HC Jeff Capel Out on Recruiting Trail Watching Priority Target



Pitt coach Jeff Capel calls out to his team in the ACC Tournament semifinals on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. (Mitchell Northam / Pittsburgh Sports Now)

Pitt head coach Jeff Capel was spotted out recruiting this weekend, watching Gonzaga, Derek Dixon’s team.

Many coaches were there on hand to watch Dixon and his Gonzaga team play. including Notre Dame head coach Micah Shrewsberry, Seton Hall head coach Shaheen Holloway, Villanova head coach Kyle Neptune, and Syracuse head coach Adrian Autry.

Dixon is a four-star guard in the class of 2025 out of Washington D.C. He has taken numerous visits to Pitt, including an official visit this past spring. He is currently ranked in the top-65 in the rising senior class by 247 Sports, and his stellar performance this spring and summer has earned him more offers and interest from the highest level of college hoops.

Pitt Staying Locked In On 2025 Prospect Derek Dixon

Dixon has received offers from Villanova, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Miami, Mississippi State, West Virginia, California, and North Carolina, among others.

Pitt has been recruiting 2025 prospects for two summers now, and has a solid list of targets that seem to be at the top of its board. That list includes former Lincoln Park guard Meleek Thomas, who is now playing for Overtime Elite in Atlanta. The list also includes Isaiah Denis, who recently scheduled an official visit to check out Pitt. 

Four-Star 2025 Guard Schedules Official Visit with Pitt

Check out the 2025 recruiting board below.

Pitt Basketball Recruiting Board - 2025
FirstLastHeightWeightPositionSchoolCityStateOffer?Offer DateStatus
DarrynPeterson6'5195GCuyahoga ValleyCuyahoga FallsOHYes4/12/215 star
DavionHannah6'6180G/WLink AcademyMilwaukeeWIYes5/24/24Official visit 10/19
IsaiahDenis6'5165GDavidson DayDavidsonNCYes5/29/24Officially visiting 8/30-9/1
Cornelius "CJ"Ingram6'6200GOak RidgeOrlandoFLYes6/24/2024Pitt football offered in May. Dual-sport athlete.
AmariEvans6'5180GOvertime ElitePittsburghPAYes12/20/23Visited 6/23-6/25
MeleekThomas6'4175GOvertime ElitePittsburghPAYes10/13/21Local 5 star - top PG in country
DerekDixon6'4190GGonzagaWashingtonDCYes10/9/22Visited 4/24/24
KiyanAnthony6'3185GLong Island LutheranMiddle VillageNYYes6/16/23Carmelo Anthony's Son
TylerJackson6'2160GOvertime EliteBaltimoreMDYes6/16/23Played with Carlton Carrington
ChrisJeffrey6'3180GMt. Zion PrepBrooklynNYNo
TreyMcKenney6'4200GSt. Mary'sWest BloomfieldMINo
TaiTurnage5'11160GSt. Raymond'sBronxNYNo
DannyCarbuccia6'0160GStepinacWhite PlainsNYNo
JacobRoss6'5170FLong Island LutheranGlen HeadNYNo
MasonBlackwood6'5175GNew HamptionNew HamptonNHNo
EbukaOkorie5'11155GCushing AcademyNashuaNHNo
JordanLowery6'1170GWinston Salem ChristianDentonTXNo
SilasBarksdale6'9225FWoodsideNewport NewsVAYes5/23/23
NikolaBundalo6'9210FWestern ReserveUniontownOHYes7/8/23Wildcat Select
BadaraDiakite6'10205FNorthwest CatholicBloomfieldCTNo
AmaTening Sow6'9220FMontourMcKees RocksPANoLocal Prospect
CharlieO'Sullivan6'10220FLoomis ChaffeeWhite PlainsCTNo
DezmonBriscoe6'8200FCrispus AttucksIndianapolisINNoNike Sibande's High School
TackoFawaz6'11210FThe Patrick SchoolElizabethNJNo
EricReibe7'0235FThe Bullis SchoolPotomacMDNo

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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