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Pitt basketball secures 4-star guard Au’Diese Toney

New men's basketball coach Jeff Capel received his first commitment for the 2018-2019 season with Trey McGowens, Pitt's first top-100 recruit since 2013. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Hannah Schneider | Sports Editor

June 2, 2018

Jeff Capel landed another highly rated recruit when Au’Diese Toney verbally committed to Pitt today — joining Xavier Johnson, Curtis Aiken and Trey McGowens in Pitt’s class of 2018. Committed — A.M.T (@thefuturetoney) June 2, 2018 The Fayetteville, North Carolina nat...

Players with promise: Capel welcomes 3 top-100 athletes to Pitt

McGowens takes a fadeaway shot in his Hargrave Military Academy uniform. (Photo courtesy of Bobby McGowens)

By Tessa Sayers | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018

The first things Trey McGowens noticed were the bridges. He had never been to Pittsburgh before — but everyone in Pittsburgh already knew who he was. Just 28 days after Jeff Capel was named the head coach of Pitt’s men’s basketball team in late March, he was about to officially sign McGowens, Pitt...

Aiken basketball legacy to continue at Pitt

Jeff Capel secured a legacy player with Curtis Aiken Jr.'s verbal commitment to Pitt Thursday night. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/MCT)

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

The Panthers men’s basketball team secured a legacy talent Thursday night when North Allegheny High School senior Curtis Aiken Jr. verbally committed to Pitt via Twitter. ✅ — Curtis Aiken Jr. (@caiken_14) May 4, 2018 Aiken will join the team next season as a preferred walk-on, meanin...

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