2008 Profile: Damier Pitts

Damier Pitts helped Charlotte Christian earn a championship at the Chick-Fil-A Classic. The junior breaks down his game and his recruitment with Scout.com.

Damier Pitts, a 5-foot-10 point guard out of Charlotte Christian, was named the Brackett II Most Valuable Player at the Chick-Fil-A Classic. Pitts and his team defeated Horizon High from California to win their division.

Pitts, regarded as one of the best junior prospects in the state of North Carolina, didn't disappoint. He averaged 21.7 points and shot over 40% from downtown during the 3-game, pre-Christmas stretch.

For Pitts, this season marks the first time he's manning the controls for Charlotte Christian. During his first two years of high school, Pitts was able to grow and learn under one of the nation's top college freshmen.

"Last year we had Stephen Curry and he was putting up the majority of the shots," Pitts said. "I was a role player. Now I can score when I want and I'm getting my teammates involved."

Pitts, who has been successful on the AAU circuit with the Carolina Raptors, didn't need but a half season to acquaint himself with his new role. He's transitioning to the floor general position, a place he'll likely play in college as his height dictates where he'll be needed once he ascends from high school.

The college recruiters are all extremely complimentary of Pitts. Most are still in the evaluation stage when it comes to his recruitment. For some, his size is a concern, especially at the highest level. It's an area he's dedicated to working on. When asked what part of his game he wants to improve, his reply was quick.

"My body. I'm so small I need to get bigger."

Most of the ACC minus Duke is keeping tabs on him. Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Clemson are on him in a big way, so is West Virginia. Florida has kept in contact.

"I want to like the coach and go to a team that likes to run and play a fast-paced game. (College is) a big decision."


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