Pitts Looking for an Offer

Concord De La Salle guard Elliot Pitts has collected offers from California and Arizona State, but is hoping to add a UCLA offer to his Pac-12 collection...

De La Salle junior guard Elliot Pitts boasts offers from several WCC schools and a couple of Pac-12 schools, but he is hoping for one in particular that hasn't yet materialized.

"I'd say the school I'm most hoping for that I haven't gotten an offer from is UCLA, if I had to choose one," Pitts said. "Obviously, every school has a chance, but UCLA, I've been down there a couple of times, and I really like campus."

Pitts is currently being recruited most heavily by Cal and ASU of the Pac-12, and he boasts offers not only from the Bears and Sun Devils, but also from UC Davis, UCSB, Santa Clara, USF, and Portland.

The three star is mostly playing point guard for De La Salle this year, along with Amadi Udenyi, and has helped lead his team to a lofty 22-2 record this season.

"The two losses, we definitely learned a lot and it got us going at the right time," Pitts said. "We just weren't playing as a team enough, and guys were looking too much for me or Amadi to score. Now we've both kind of embraced the role of facilitating, and we as a team know we need other guys to score more."

While he's been playing point, Pitt is being recruiting primarily as a shooting guard, but says he thinks he'd be capable of playing some point at the next level.

"I'm mostly being recruited as a two, but I think my handle is great, and I could play some one," Pitts said. "There's not too many times when I lose the ball or when I struggle with the ball, even when I'm going full speed up the court."

Although he's beginning to get increased interest from high major schools, with Phil Matthews being his primary recruiter from UCLA, he has no plans to make a quick decision on where he'll attend.

"I'm going to take all my official visits this summer, and maybe a couple in fall if I have any left," Pitts said. "My main focus right now is high school basketball. Obviously, I'm going to worry about college recruiting in the summer and a little bit in the spring. But really, I'm probably going to make my decision in the fall of next year, just to get it over with before the season starts, so I can focus on playing with my teammates."

Given how early it is in the process for Pitts, he doesn't yet have much of an idea where he'll go on any of his visits, and even among the schools who have offered him, he doesn't have much of a clear leader.

"Honestly, it changes every day," Pitts said. "One day, I'll like a certain school, and then I'll hear something about another school that pushes them to the top. And it's hard to say who's the leader when I'm still not sure which schools are going to end up offering me."

Pitts, who has been listed at 6-4, says he's now about 6-5, and expects to grow taller, given that his dad is 6-7, and his mom is 6-1. He also had a 3.1 GPA, but is dissatisfied with that, and is planning to buckle down to improve it.

"That's not where I want to be academically," Pitts said. "I want to be able to keep all of my options open, and not have anything limited by academics."

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