There's been a lot of handwringing from Pitt fans about whether or not Jamie Dixon can get enough good players to salvage next season, but Dixon took a big step for the distant future by landing 6'6" Maverick Rowan of Lincoln Park HS in Midland (Beaver County).
Rowan recently finished his freshman season and averaged 23.6 ppg on a very loaded squad. A good athlete and an exceptional shooter (both from three and at the line where he shot 88%), Rowan was already being recruited by Kentucky, Ohio State, North Carolina, and UCLA. While he still has many years to play in high school, many think he will be at least a top 50 prospect.
Rowan's father, Ron, played at Beaver Falls, and also collegiately at Notre Dame and St. John's, where he played on the same team as Mark Jackson, Walter Berry, and Chris Mullin.