TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Seton-La Salle's Diop commits to Pitt

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Seton-La Salle's Yacine Diop sits on the Rebels bench Monday Jan. 14, 2013 at Bishop Canevin.
Top high school sports
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, 6:33 p.m.
 

Yacine Diop, a 5-foot-10 senior guard for the Seton-La Salle girls basketball team, committed to Pitt last week, her AAU coach, Ron Mumbray, confirmed.

Ranked No. 84 in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz, Diop is Suzie McConnell-Serio's third key recruit from Seton-La Salle. Naje Gibson, a 6-foot senior forward ranked 59th by Hoop Gurlz, and Cassidy Walsh, a 5-7 junior guard who originally committed to Duquesne, have also committed to play for the Panthers.

Mumbray said Diop chose Pitt over Dayton and the University of California, Berkeley.

Pitt finished 9-21 last winter, 0-16 in the Panthers' final Big East season. McConnell-Serio was hired this past April and apparently made Diop a priority.

“Pitt really wanted her,” Mumbray said. “Suzie made no bones about it. She really wanted Yacine. They recruited her. They were committed to her recruiting process. (Yacine) decided that Pitt was the best place for her.

“She wanted to play in the ACC. She wanted to play early, if given the opportunity.”

Diop, who's originally from Senegal, has yet to play for Seton-La Salle after transferring from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia prior to last season. Mumbray said Diop projects as a No. 2 or No. 3 guard.

Jason Mackey is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at jmackey@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Mackey_Trib.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers’ Roethlisberger still hurting after hard hit from Ravens’ Upshaw
  2. Rossi: At start, are Pens already finished?
  3. City of Pittsburgh detective, 2 boys finalize adoption before judge
  4. Identical twins born at West Penn Hospital a rare medical marvel
  5. Morton, Pirates blank Red Sox in series opener
  6. Steelers notebook: RT Gilbert not in danger of losing his job
  7. Big break in trooper ambush probe: suspect’s abandoned SUV
  8. Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities
  9. Penguins notebook: Martin not concerned about expiring contract
  10. Pitt professor, poet earns prestigious MacArthur ‘genius grant’
  11. Pennsylvania senator wants to arm school teachers, employees
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.