Moon's Walsh not in a hurry

University of Pittsburgh Head Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon rarely has the opportunity to recruit blue-chip caliber basketball talent from Western Pennsylvania. He wasted little time offering standout guard Matt Walsh from Moon Area High School (Coraopolis, PA). Where do the Panthers stand with this sharp shooting guard? Read on……..

Moon's Walsh not in a hurry

Despite getting the offer he'd been waiting for, Moon Area guard Brian Walsh (6-foot-4 inches, 180 pounds) is in no hurry to make any commitments. Last Wednesday while visiting the University of Pittsburgh, Walsh received an official offer from Pitt coach Jamie Dixon. "To be honest with you, I really didn't expect to receiver an offer on the visit. But it was real cool and put a big smile on my face." Walsh said.

The sophomore guard told me three things that standout to him about the Pitt hoops program: (1) Big East Conference, (2) Success last 5 years (133-33 record since 2001) and (3) Basketball teams 3.0 GPA. "I think they're going to be ranked #4 in the country and for him to think I can play at that level it's just an honor."

Dixon isn't the only D-1 program that feels that way about Walsh. In fact, prior to his offer from Pitt, he received offers from Maryland, Memphis, Xavier, Duquesne and Penn State. Walsh expects more offers this fall and a lot more attention from D-I programs but it's not something he's bothered by. "I'm loving everything about it, it's so much fun. Having these schools call me and offer me, I'm having a lot of fun with it."

Because of that fun, Walsh won't be making any sort of commitment anytime soon. "I'd like to wait it out and receive some more offers. I probably won't develop a serious list of schools until the end of my junior year or the beginning of my senior year." In the meantime, Walsh will get ready for what he hopes will be another successful season for the Moon basketball program.

As a sophomore, he led Moon to its third consecutive Class AAA WPIAL Championship. He was the teams leading scorer (15.0 ppg) and rebounder (8.0). By the way, Walsh told me he'd be comfortable playing either the one or two-guard in college.

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