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Another First

In news kind of under the radar, Dante Taylor was named as a McDonald's All-American - the first in the Jamie Dixon era.

Based on the scouting rankings of Taylor, it seemed like this was a possibility, if not likely. But tonight's announcement made it official.

Taylor could possibly be a 'one-and-done' player next year and while some programs steer clear of such players, it's pretty clear that you can't do that in today's environment...at least to me. To be honest, I'm surprised it's taken this long with the kind of success the team has had since the Howland-Dixon era.

Let's hope this will be the first of others. He is Pitt's first All-American since 1987 when Pitt had two.

On a side note, female basketball star Markel Walker of Schenley, sister of former Pitt player Marcedes Walker, has committed to UCLA and was also named to the women's All-American team.