August 23, 2003

B-Ball Side Note — Filling a Need

Filed under: Uncategorized — Chas @ 8:34 pm

After letting a good recruit walk — since he had second thoughts, Pitt has depth at his position and, probably most important, he has yet to academically qualify — Pitt has used that freed up scholarship to get a point guard to back-up Krauser this coming season.

They have signed, Antonio Graves of Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Ohio. Graves was first-team all-Ohio last year. He’s 6-3. He was a late qualifier. Not a blue-chip recruit — his main offers were from Rutgers, Charlotte and Bowling Green (though Ohio St. and Cincinnati started showing some late interest). Still, he fills a big need for Pitt.

[…] Sometimes it’s better to be lucky on recruits. Not only with Graves but when Walter Walters failed to qualify and went to Cleveland St. for a week before failing out there. Considering the NCAA emphasis on academics, Pitt dodged an additional bullet with APR issues. (Seton Hall could be heading for a minefield with that issue once Pitt recruit Mike Davis possibly finally qualifying.) […]

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