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Pitt lands high-ranked recruit

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005

Selena Nwude, the No. 14-ranked women's basketball player in the country by Full Court Press, will play basketball at Pitt.

Nwude, a 6-foot-5 center from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt Md., made a verbal commitment to the Panthers. She chose Pitt over Florida and Virginia. Nwude averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocked shots per game last season.

She is the second player from Maryland to commit to the Panthers for the 2006-07 season. Ashleigh Braxton, a 5-10 senior guard from Forest Park, Md., made a verbal commitment last month.

Pitt, which finished 13-15 last season, has one more available scholarship and most likely will go after a point guard. The Panthers recently were chosen to host the 2007 first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

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