Travon Woodall commits to Pitt

Pitt Assistant Coach Mike Rice Jr. Is on fire. Earlier in the week he added standout 2008 shooting guard/small forward Nasir Robinson from Chester, PA. Last night, Rice added another outstanding guard to the Panthers roster. 2008 point guard Travon Woodall from Jersey City, NJ chose Pitt over a number of quality programs.

"I had Travon Woodall sit down yesterday and write out all the reasons he wanted to commit to Pitt," stated St. Anthony High School Head Coach Bob Hurley. "After looking over the list I felt comfortable that Pitt was the place for him. We picked up the phone and called Coach (Mike) Rice to commit."

Woodall averaged 12 points per game last season and generally was considered one of the top sophomores in the state of New Jersey by the Star Ledger. He chose Pitt over scholarship offers from Seton Hall, St. John's, Florida State, Rutgers, Miami (FL) and Cincinnati.

"We have had a number of great point guards at our school and Travon is as good as any of them. He has tremendous upside," Hurley said. "He's a versatile point guard that can really shoot the ball. Travon is excellent in a half court offense because of his shooting ability. Teams have to look for him and defend him because he can score."

"He's a good defender and a physical player. I know Pitt is known for their tough defense and Travon will fit in nicely. Pitt picked up a really good player."

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