Maverick Rowan (Midland, Penn./Lincoln Park) verbally committed to the University of Pittsburgh on June 2, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
The 6-6 freshman shooting guard was offered the scholarship by Pitt on May 31.
“Jamie Dixon offered him Friday, and he verbally committed,” Lincoln Park athletic director Mike Bariski, an assistant coach for the Leopards, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on June 3. “Jamie has been down to see him a whole bunch of times. They really like him. It’s a good thing that keeps Maverick around.
Rowan, who turns 17 in July, is not obligated to attend Pitt in 2016 as verbal commitments are non-binding, he will not be able to sign with Panthers until November 2015.
However, Rowan told the Beaver County Times on June 4 ,that he has no plans of changing his mind.
I am not going to change my mind,” Rowan said, when asked if a successful coach wanted him to come to play for him.
Rowan possesses a high motor, can shoot the lights out and is almost automatic at the free throw line. He averaged 22.6 points a game last season and was named to the Maxpreps.com All-American Freshman Team.
Examining the top performers at the Pangos All-American Camp
– Stanley Johnson (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) had a tremendous weekend at the Pangos All-American camp. The 6-6 small forward is rated as the 15th best prospect in the class of 2014 by ESPN.
Johnson, a strong, physical and skilled kid, dominated the camp from beginning to end. He made jump shots, pounded the glass and went to the hoop with vigorously.
Johnson has narrowed his list of schools to eight: Arizona, Duke, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, UCLA and USC.
– Emmanual Mudiay (Arlington, Texas/ Prime Prep) looked to be getting back on track at the Pangos. The 6-4 point guard is rated as the third best prospect in the class of 2014 by ESPN.
Mudiay, who struggled with his jumper in the Nike EYBL, looked more comfortable in taking shots during the Pangos than in the recent past though he did hesitate on occasion.
Mudiay is a physical specimen and is terrific in transition. He has shown great potential defensively and has improved his shooting. He also has the ability to post up smaller guards.
– Terry Larrier (Bronx, N.Y./Malvern Prep) is a rising prospect from the class of 2014. The 6-7 small forward solidified his climb up the prospect rankings with a solid performance at the Pangos.
Larrier has tremendous size for the wing, he is a good shooter off the catch and off the dribble, and he has the athleticism and length to finish at the rim.
Larrier is rated as the 31st best small forward in the class of 2014 by ESPN and he holds 31 scholarship offers. Florida, Miami, VCU, St. John’s, Rutgers, Texas and West Virginia are among the schools that have offered Larrier.
– Josh Perkins (Huntington, W.Va./Huntington Prep) , who had a tremendous high school season and played well during the spring AAU season, showed why he is one of the best playmakers in the country at the Pangos.
The 6-2 point guard is a tremendous passer, with outstanding court vision. Perkins sees plays and alleys that most don’t and generally delivers the ball on target. He has a flashy style but there is plenty of substance to it and he can also score.
Perkins is currently ranked as the 41st best player in the class of 2014 by ESPN. He has a total of 10 scholarship offers including from: Arizona, Colorado, Gonzaga, Minnesota, New Mexico, Stanford, UCLA and Denver.
Perkins has visited New Mexico (February), UCLA (June 1) and is scheduled to visit Gonzaga on June 7.