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Pitt women's top recruit Gibson of Seton-La Salle headed to junior college

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Seton-La Salle's Naje Gibson scores between Bishop Canevin defenders during their game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Bishop Canevin.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 6:09 p.m.
 

The Pitt women's basketball team lost a top recruit from Suzie McConnell-Serio's highly regarded 2014 class as Seton-La Salle standout Naje Gibson did not meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements.

Gibson, a 6-foot forward ranked No. 57 overall by Blue Star Basketball, will attend junior college at Florida State College in Jacksonville, Fla., and hopes to eventually play for Pitt.

“Whatever I have to do to get back to Pittsburgh, I'll be happy,” she said Wednesday. “Get my grades right.”

Gibson, who signed a letter of intent in November 2013, will have the opportunity to play NCAA basketball if she graduates from junior college in two years with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

McConnell-Serio's first recruiting class at Pitt was ranked No. 15 in the nation by espnW HoopGurlz and Blue Star Basketball, the highest mark in program history. The class still includes Seton-La Salle guard Yacine Diop, 5-9 guard Aysia Bugg (Bolingbrook, Ill.) and 6-3 center Stasha Carey (Midpark, Ohio).

Karen Price is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach her at kprice@tribweb.com or via Twitter @KarenPrice_Trib.

 

 

 
 


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