Pitt commit John Hugley recently wrapped up his senior season at Brush High School in Lyndhurst, Ohio, and on Tuesday, the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association honored him with a spot on the All-Ohio first team. The team was revealed in a release from the Ohio High School Athletic Association earlier this week.
During his final high school season, Hugley averaged 24.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. He also led the Arcs to their fourth straight Western Reserve Conference title. Hugley concludes his career at Brush with 1,660 total points and 1,170 total rebounds, and in his time as an upperclassman, the Arcs never lost a conference game.
Although Hugley was flanked by a productive guard in Elmore James, he was the only member of the Brush team to bring home all-state honors. The 6’9” power forward was also a finalist for the Ohio Mr. Basketball honor, but the award went to Kent State commit VonCameron Davis, who averaged 26.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.
Hugley’s arrival at Pitt has been highly anticipated, as the Panthers have been in dire need of frontcourt talent since Jeff Capel was hired in 2018. The four-star, top-100 prospect is Pitt’s highest-rated frontcourt recruit since Michael Young, who committed to the program with a four-star rating on Aug. 4, 2012.