April 30, 2017Stevenson Inks National Letter of Intent to Play at Pitt
PITTSBURGH – Pitt continued to add to its 2017 recruiting class Saturday with the signing of a national letter of intent by 6-6 forward Shamiel Stevenson. The explosive wing out of Canada joins a talented four-man class of Rivals Top 100 point guard Marcus Carr, big man Terrell Brown, junior college standout Jared Wilson-Frame and fellow spring signee Peace Ilegomah.
“Shamiel will arrive on campus with ACC-level strength and athleticism as a freshman,” said head coach Kevin Stallings. “He is an outstanding athlete with the potential to be an efficient scorer and high-level defender in the top conference in the country. Shamiel’s versatility and toughness will allow him to play multiple positions in our system.”
Stevenson averaged 14.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 blocks per game for national power Hillcrest Prep [Ariz.]. The Oakville, Ontario product shot 43.0 percent from the field, including 38.0 percent from three-point range, and 85.0 percent from the foul line while helping the Bruins to a 33-6 record and the No. 9 ranking in the nation in the MaxPreps Independent poll. Hillcrest Prep also won the prestigious Grind Session National Championship in 2017. He is rated as the No. 34 small forward in the 2017 recruiting class by 247Sports.
He originally announced his commitment to Pitt in early February but did not become official until the spring signing period. Pitt remains active on the recruiting trail with additional scholarships available due to the graduation of four seniors as well as four transfers from last season’s team.
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