Young comes to Pitt as the No. 20 power forward in the country, after averaging 15.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game as a junior. He also shot 72.8 percent (164-255) from the field last year.
Most significant of all, Young has local roots, as a native of nearby McKeesport. Young chose the Panthers based on "loyalty and honesty."
Newkirk comes to Pitt as the first signee from the ACC region. He averaged 15.2 points a game as a junior, leading his team to an 18-6 overall record. Newkirk has been predominantly a point guard for his high school career, but is expected to be a strong combo guard at the next level.