Pitt’s Gerald Drumgoole backs up his commitment, signs letter of intent
After verbally committing to Pitt in February, wing player Gerald Drumgoole signed his letter of intent Wednesday and will join the Panthers for the upcoming season.
Drumgoole, 6-foot-6, 200 pounds, played last season at national powerhouse La Lumiere (Ind.), helping the team to a 29-1 record and runner-up finish in the GEICO Nationals.
Before transferring to La Lumiere, he averaged 19.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists at Irondequoit (N.Y.) as a junior and 13.7, 6.5 and 3.6 as a sophomore. He was named All-Greater Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in 2018.
“Gerald is a proven winner with an outstanding approach to the game,” Pitt coach Jeff Capel. “He is a selfless player willing to fill any role in order to help his team win. He has shown the ability to be an outstanding scorer as well as high-level defender and rebounder. His mental and physical maturity along with his work ethic will enable him to compete for immediate playing time.”
He is rated the No. 116 player in the country (No. 4 in New York) by 247Sports and No. 133 by Rivals.com.
He chose Pitt over offers from Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota and South Carolina.
Drumgoole also played wide receiver and safety for the Irondequoit football team, getting scholarship offers from Maryland, Temple, Toledo, Buffalo and Boston College.
Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .