Jeff Capel and his staff have been on a recruiting hot streak, as Pitt has been named a finalist for Josh Hall, John Hugley and Cliff Omoruyi in the past week. On Wednesday, they received more good news, as Ebenezer Dowuona, a center out of the Heritage School in Newnan, Georgia, put Pitt in his top five.
The 6’10”, 220-pound center’s finalists included Denver, NC State, Pitt, San Diego State and USF. Over the past two months Dowuona has taken official visits to each school, with his most recent being to Pitt on Sunday.
Dowuona is considered a three-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports, but ESPN has him rated as a four-star prospect. All three sites include Dowuona among the top 40 centers in the 2020 class. ESPN places him at 18th in his position, while 247Sports has him at 38th.
During his junior season at the Heritage School, the native of Ghana averaged roughly eight points, 11 rebounds and two blocks per game. He also earned first-team all-county honors and led the Heritage School to a state title. Dowuona had 13 points and 14 rebounds in the championship, helping his team immensely.
At Pitt, Dowuona would add size to a team with an average height of 6’4 ½”, and his ability to shine in big games would serve him well in the ACC. He has yet to set a decision date.