Found November 17, 2011 on
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Things tend to get a little backed up around here this time of year. The few weeks of football regular season and basketball overlap make it tough to cover everything in a timely fashion. But we'll get around to everything, eventually at least.
As for last week, the big news was the official signing of Pitt's 2012 basketball recruiting class, guard James Robinson and center Steven Adams. From Pitt:
Despite signing only two players, Pitt's 2012 class is considered a consensus top-10 nationally ranked unit. Pitt is ranked No. 8 by ESPNU, No. 8 by Rivals.com and No. 5 by CBSSports.com/MaxPreps.
"We are extremely excited about Steven and James," Dixon said. "Both are good players from winning backgrounds and both have outstanding work ethic."
Of course, these numbers could all change since there is a spring signing period as well and several elite prospects remain on the board. Whether Pitt would go over the scholarship limit again remains t...
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Awesome. The recruit in question is Steven Adams, a highly touted power forward all the way from Wellington, New Zealand who, according to Rivals.com, has made a strong verbal commitment to play for Pitt. And in light of the incredible tattoo he just got on his chest (featuring a Pitt Panthers “gash” with “Pacific island [...]
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