Lincoln Park basketball standout Rowan picks Pitt
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Pitt coach Jamie Dixon has found the sharpshooting guard for whom he's been searching, but he's still a few years away from playing for the Panthers.
Maverick Rowan, a 6-foot-7 sharpshooter who averaged 23.5 points as a freshman at Lincoln Park this past season, gave a verbal commitment to play basketball at Pitt. Verbal commitments are non-binding, and Rowan can't sign with the Panthers until November 2015.
“It's really close to home, where my family and friends can come see me play in the best conference in America,” Rowan said. “Pitt has a great coach, staff and facilities. The list goes on.”
Ohio State, North Carolina and UCLA also were showing strong interest in Rowan, whose father, Ron, starred at Beaver Falls and played at Notre Dame and St. John's and then professionally overseas.
“Jamie Dixon offered him Friday, and he verbally committed,” said Lincoln Park athletic director Mike Bariski, an assistant coach for the Leopards. “Jamie has been down to see him a whole bunch of times. They really like him. It's a good thing that keeps Maverick around.
“He's not done growing yet. He's going to be a 6-9 shooting guard. He can light it up, and he's almost always automatic on free throws. He's probably the hardest worker you'll ever meet, just like his dad. His willingness to get better is like no other kid I've ever met. He has that attitude that he wants to be the best, and he's going to be the best. He uses his body and his basketball intelligence to create spacing. His basketball IQ is out of this world.”
Kevin Gorman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com or via Twitter @KGorman_Trib.
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