April 11, 2012
PITTSBURGH – University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball head coach Agnus Berenato has announced the signing of Brittany Gordon to a National Letter of Intent.
“Brittany brings a great deal of intangibles to our program,” said Berenato. “She is a great shooter and ball handler, a tremendous rebounder and scorer. I am excited to welcome Brittany to our family and am confident she will make an immediate impact.”
Gordon, a 5-8 guard, played the past three years at South Charleston High School in South Charleston, W.Va. She helped lead the Black Eagles to a 21-4 record this past season and a 25-2 mark in both her junior and sophomore campaigns, all of which ended with conference, regional and sectional crowns. Twice (2010, 2011), Gordon helped direct SC to a state title game appearance.
Gordon, who was tabbed the 2012 Mountain State Athletic Conference (MSAC) Player of the Year and the 2012 Daily Mail Kanawha Valley Player of the Year, averaged 23.5 points, 3.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game this winter.
The two-time Class AAA All-State First Team selection, Gordon paced both the conference and the state in scoring the past two seasons. She earned All-MSAC honors three-straight seasons, including twice earning a first team nod.
Gordon averaged 19.5 points and 8.2 assists per game as a junior at South Charleston, while compiling 1,863 points over her entire prep career and helping her squads achieve an 88-14 overall mark. She played her freshman season at Nitro High School (15.9 ppg, 4.7 apg, 5.1 rpg).
“I am so excited to be coming to Pitt, it is truly a blessing,” said Gordon. “I loved the coaching staff and they really made me feel like I was at home. I talk to my ‘new’ teammates quite a bit and they have made me feel very comfortable. Pitt is the perfect place for me.”
Gordon joins Marvadene “Bubbles” Anderson and Krista Pettepier in the incoming class, who signed in the early November signing period. Anderson, a 6-11 center, played scholastically the past three years at Rutgers Prep in Somerset, N.J. Pettepier is a 6-2 forward who starred at Ankeny High School in Ankeny, Iowa.
Pettepier earned 2012 IA All-District honors and was named a 2012 All-State Third Team honoree this past season. She was also selected to compete in the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game. Pettepier blocked a shot in the closing seconds against rival Southeast Polk to help send the Hawkettes to the Iowa 4-A state final in early March.
Anderson closed her scholastic career with the highest scoring average (20.5 points per game) in Rutgers Prep history. Following the season, she was named a New Jersey All-Prep First Team selection. The Jamaican-born product is recognized as the world’s tallest teenage girl.