Pitt commit John Hugley recently wrapped up his senior season at Brush High School in Lyndhurst, Ohio, and since then, his standout performance has garnered him multiple honors and awards. That trend continued Wednesday, as he was named the Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the staff at cleveland.com.
The 6’9”, 240-pound recruit who has variably been listed as a power forward and center was an absolute force for the Arcs, as he led the team to a 19-6 record by contributing 24.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists this season. With him anchoring the team in the frontcourt, Brush won its fourth straight Western Reserve Conference title and appeared in its second straight district final.
Hugley headlines a list of 50 high school standouts from the Cleveland and Akron area who were selected as members of cleveland.com’s 2020 Fab 50 all-stars. He was previously a finalist for the Ohio Mr. Basketball honor, but that went to Kent State commit VonCameron Davis, a Columbus-area standout who averaged 26.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season. However, Hugley did earn first-team All-Ohio honors from the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association as well as the Clark Kellogg Award from the News-Herald.
The four-star prospect concludes his career at Brush with 1,660 total points and 1,170 total rebounds, and during his junior and senior seasons, the Arcs never lost a conference game. In 2020, Hugley will join Pitt as part of a recruiting class that also includes Max Amadasun, Noah Collier and Femi Odukale. Hugley is the program’s highest-rated frontcourt recruit since Michael Young committed to Pitt on Aug. 4, 2012.