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Pitt Gets No, 23 Jr PG Aaron Thompson

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Scout.com’s No. 23 ranked high school junior point guard Aaron Thompson has committed to Pitt.

 

The 6-1 guard averaged 9.3 points this season for Paul VI (VA), setting up star senior teammates No. 23 VJ King (Louisville) and Corey Mannigault (Pitt).

 

“I picked Pitt because I feel like it was the best situation for me personally,” Thompson said to SNY.tv. “I feel as though I can go in and make a difference just by trying to be a leader and affect the game in every way possible.”

 

“I feel as though there is mutual trust between me and Coach [Kevin] Stallings,” added Thompson.

 

Thompson is Pitt’s first 2017 recruit under new coach Stallings.

 

Stallings had also recruited Thompson in his previous job as Vanderbilt coach, but this time he got his man.

 

“Coach Stallings has recruited Aaron for the last year and built a great relationship with Aaron,” Thompson’s Paul VI high school coach Glenn Farello told TribLive.com. “When he made the move to Pitt, Aaron decided to check out the school and just loves the direction of the program that Coach laid out.”

 

Farello says that Pitt is getting a special player in Thompson.

 

“Aaron is a pure point with elite speed, vision and passing ability,” said Farello. “He is one of the best leaders we’ve ever had. He is relentless on the defensive end and has added a consistent mid-range jump shot to his game this year.”

 

Pitt beat out the likes of SMU, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, and Temple to land Thompson.

 

 

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