Sunday, September 4, 2016

Stallings adds a big man

It's been a long time since Kevin Stallings got his first commitment with PG Aaron Thompson, but the first year coach can finally add another name to the list. Terrell Brown, a 6'10" PF from the Tilton School in Tilton, NH, visited Pitt this weekend and it didn't take long for him to tell Stallings that he was committed.

Brown, whose only other offer was Purdue, is surprisingly under the radar when considering his wide array of skills. Brown is long and very athletic, but he also has become an excellent shooter all the way out to three point range. Any time you can get a 6'10" kid that can shoot from all over the court you have something. If that wasn't enough, Brown also has the ability to be an excellent shot blocker. So why is a player with this much skill not talked about more? That's a good question. For one thing, he has always been young for his age so he developed little later than others in his class. But this summer he has quietly been very good. The other perceived weakness is that he is soft. But, like I said, he was a little younger than others in his class, he is pretty thin, and he's got a great perimeter game. For those reasons many considered him soft. But there have been reports this summer that he has toughened up, and that may be as a result of his getting older.

Bottom line, the Panthers need at least five players in this class, and it may be more than that. Getting a 6'10" kid with great athleticism and perimeter skills, to go with a good point guard, is a good start by Stallings. But the remaining members of his first class will really tell the story about how well he will recruit in Pittsburgh.

8 comments:

  1. They have a point who can ball defend and Brown does seem interesting. They have a 4 star guy that is leaning their way who is getting some big schools now, they need him and a stud guard.

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  2. They also need to be able to coach-em as well as Dixon did since they don't seem to be recruiting any better than he did. I am not confident they are capable of doing that and really concerned Pitt basketball results will be worse rather than better under Stallings. Hope I am proven very wrong.

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    1. The first two recruits have gotten excellent reviews from national recruiting writers who have seen them personally so there's really no need to be down about this class so far.

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  3. Not really down on the class so far. I just believe Stallings will need talent much superior to what Dixon had to equal the results Dixon got. I hope Stallings proves to be a better coach than I expect.

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    1. He's not going to get talent that's much superior to Dixon. That's not going to happen. The only way Pitt will get big time recruiting classes is if they start cheating.

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    2. If you honestly don't think he can get talent superior to what Dixon got then what's the point of even rooting for the team? I'd say they have already achieved the absolute maximum of what can be achieved with the level of talent they've gotten the past 10-15 years.

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