Pitt has picked up their second commitment for the class of 2017, as Terrell Brown committed to play for coach Kevin Stallings. Matt Steinbrink of Panther-lair.com was the first one to break the story. Brown is a 6’10” forward/center that plays for the Tilton School in New Hampshire.
Terrell Brown checks in as a three-star recruit on Scout, Rivals, and 24/7. His offer sheet is vague partly because he reclassified from 2016 to 2017. but we do know he chose Pitt over an offer from Purdue. Brown visited the West Lafayette last weekend, and was in Pittsburgh this weekend and committed before he left town.
Terrell Brown is the second recruit for the class of 2017, joining three-star point guard Aaron Thompson. Pitt now has at least three scholarships open for this critical first recruiting class for Kevin Stallings. The new coach will essentially need to flip the entire make-up of the roster in one season, as key players like Michael Young, Jamel Artis, Sheldon Jeter and Chris Jones are all seniors. This recruiting class will prove to be vital to early success for the new regime, and it appears to be off to a good start with Thompson and Brown.
As for Brown’s game, he appears to be a stretch forward that has the ability to step out and make shots. He does not have many clips on Youtube, but here are some from a few years ago. Brown also appears to have good timing as a shot blocker also. He fits the profile of post players that have excelled under Kevin Stallings. Corey Evans previewed his visit on Hoopseen.com on Friday, calling him a cusp top 125 type player.
Brown and Thompson are a good start to the class, but they still need more. Pitt could probably stand to add another post player, and a shooter to stretch the floor. We still aren’t exactly accustomed to Stallings’ style, so it’s hard to say what they need just yet. Having said that, Pitt’s big man recruiting has been abysmal lately and have turned to grad transfers and junior college big men to fill the gaps. So landing a 6’11” high school big man into the program was a nice “get” for Stallings and the coaching staff.