New to the Zoo: Max Amadasun commits to Pitt

Pitt head coach Jeff Capel and his staff landed the second piece of their 2020 recruiting class on Monday evening, as Max Amadasun out of Our Saviour Lutheran School in the New York City committed to the program. Amadasun had just taken an official visit to Pitt’s campus over the weekend and came to a decision shortly after concluding his trip to Pittsburgh.

The 6’10”, 230-pound power forward flew under the radar of most high-major programs and was not assigned a star rating by 247Sports or ESPN. However, he holds a three-star rating from Rivals and drew seven offers over the course of his recruitment. He chose Pitt over the likes of Old Dominion, Penn State, Rhode Island, St. Louis, St. John’s and UMass.

In addition to playing for Our Saviour, Amadasun is a member of the New York Lightning AAU team, which played in Nike EYBL competitions over the summer. Over 20 games, he averaged 6.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. But he appeared to hit his stride during the Nike Peach Jam event, as he upped his output to 8.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game over that seven-game stretch between July 11 and July 14.

At Pitt, Amadasun joins a frontcourt in development, as the only bigs on the current roster brought in by Capel and his staff are Karim Coulibaly and Eric Hamilton. However, given Amadasun’s size and reputation as a shot-blocker and rim-protector, it’s not difficult to see how he figures into Pitt’s plans. Amadasun will be joined in the Pitt frontcourt by fellow 2020 commit Noah Collier, and more reinforcements could be on the way, as Pitt target John Hugley is set to announce his commitment on Friday.

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Mike Wilson