Pitts ready for visits

Elliott Pitts had numerous coaches in attendance to watch him play on Wednesday, including Sean Miller. Read on for an update on Pitts' recruitment, including the visits he will take.

Elliott Pitts entered the Las Vegas Classic with a familiar team, as the 2013 shooting guard is playing with his Concord (Calif.) De La Salle teammates.

"It's been about three to four weeks since I've played with them," Pitts said. "It's nice to get some structure back and that's not something that you see a lot in AAU. That's what our coach stresses and it really shows out on the court with our defensive effort and hustle."

Pitts started the game and played well before fouling out towards the end of the game.

"I did alright," he said. "I was scoring a little bit and I played some good defense, but I fouled a little too much. I fouled out at the end of the game. That's something I'm going to work on."

Sean Miller was in attendance to watch Pitts. He wasn't alone, as Washington's Lorenzo Romar, ASU's Herb Sendek, and Georgetown's John Thompson III were also in the gym to watch the guard. Pitts noticed, but didn't let it effect the way that he played the game.

"It doesn't really matter who's in the gym," he said. "You always have to play your hardest and your best no matter who's watching you."

Even if Pitts doesn't let the coaches effect his game play, they are certainly effecting the recruiting process and making an impression on the high school senior.

"I haven't really narrowed it down right now," he said. "I'd have to say that Arizona has been recruiting me pretty hard along with Arizona State, Cal, and Washington."

The shooting guard plans on taking some visits before he makes his decision on where to play college basketball.

"I'm going to take some visits in August and September and look to narrow down my list, so I can make a decision in early to mid-September, " Pitts said. "I'm going to visit Arizona, Washington, Arizona State, Cal, maybe some ACC schools, and maybe some other ones."

While on these visits, Pitts is going to look for specific things. He wants a strong relationship with the coaches, and a program that will elevate his game.

"I think I'll look for the bond with the coaches," he said. "I just want to see how well I really like them. Plus, how they run their practices. I want to see if their guys are really getting better and getting after each other or just playing around."


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