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Duquesne Basketball Reaches Out To Pepperdine Switch Mike Mitchell, Jr.



The Duquesne Dukes have reached out to Pepperdine guard Mike Mitchell Jr., who not too long ago entered his title within the NCAA Switch Portal.

Mitchell is a 6’2, 185-pound guard from San Jose, California and he’ll have 2 seasons of athletic eligibility remaining.

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Final season for Pepperdine, Mitchell performed in 31 video games and averaged 11.4 factors, 5.0 assists, 4.1 rebounds, whereas taking part in 33 minutes per sport. As a freshman, he put up related numbers, averaging 9.1 factors, 4.9 assists and three.9 rebounds per sport. In two seasons at Pepperdine, Mitchell was a forty five% shooter from the sector and a 42% shooter from past the 3-point arc.

Duquesne can be taking a look at Michell as a substitute for Tevin Brewer of their beginning lineup.

Contemplating he’s from California, it will seem that Duquesne must do numerous work and be aggressive with NIL alternatives for Mitchell, however PSN has realized that the Duquesne employees has a great relationship with Mitchell’s AAU coaches, in order that could possibly be a think about Duquesne’s favor.

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Sights and Sounds From Pitt’s Second Spring Apply



PITTSBURGH — Francis Brewu formally introduced his dedication within the midst of Pitt’s second spring apply of the season, proper as defensive position coach Charlie Partridge was working his unit by drills.

It comes two days after Pitt kicked off spring ball, and two days since Pitt knocked off Mississippi State within the NCAA Event, advancing to play Iowa State Friday, so it’s been an eventful — and really fruitful — few days for Pitt athletics.

With apply as soon as once more indoors Thursday on the UPMC Rooney Sports activities Advanced, Pitt’s preparation for the Blue-Gold Spring Recreation on April 15, which is sort of precisely two months away now, continued to warmth up.

It’s powerful to place an excessive amount of inventory into drills which might be open to the media, contemplating they’re designed to withhold as a lot as attainable, nevertheless it’s all the time good to get a have a look at offseason development — and to observe the quarterbacks throw.

We obtained to see a bit of little bit of Phil Jurkovec, Christian Veilleux and Nate Yarnell Thursday, working the route tree with the working backs, broad receivers and tight ends.

It wasn’t the crispest displaying from both Jurkovec or Veilleux, with each overshooting their targets on fade routes. Jurkovec did a greater job main his receivers, even when his ball might have been only a contact out of attain from time to time. However actually, Yarnell seemed the very best in hitting the deep pictures. He throws an actual good, arcing ball.

There can be much more throwing this spring, so it should undoubtedly be very attention-grabbing to proceed following the development of Jurkovec and Veilleux within the system.

One other space with vital turnover is Partridge’s defensive position, and I’ll be persevering with to observe guys like Nahki Johnson, Elliot Donald, Sean FitzSimmons, Jimmy Scott and Sam Okunlola. There’s an terrible of younger expertise to work with right here, and I feel it’s a matter of sooner fairly than later in terms of their on-field contributions.

I wouldn’t be shocked to see Johnson actually take the following step this season. He’s lengthy and powerful, weighing in round 260 kilos now, and you’ll inform he’s actually purchased into the system.

Erick Hallett was again on the South Facet Thursday, too, watching a little bit of apply. His outdated spot is up for grabs, and P.J. O’Brien is somebody who’s seeking to compete for it, with the likes Donovan McMillon and Javon McIntyre. McMillon, particularly, could be very well-built, listed at 6-foot-2, 210 kilos. I feel he’s the chief within the clubhouse to take over for Hallett.

There have been a couple of precedence recruits on the South Facet Thursday, together with four-star edge Brian Robinson (Youngstown, Ohio) and three-star offensive lineman Adham Abouraya (Exton, Pennsylvania). Each have been on the town for Pitt’s Junior Day again in January, too.

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Assembly With Calijah Kancey Set Basis For Francis Brewu’s Pitt Dedication



In the event you watch the primary few performs from Francis Brewu’s 13 minutes of junior season Hudl tape, you’ll see precisely what drew the Pitt teaching workers and the areas he prides himself on. The 2-go hand-in-hand, after all.

He powers by way of a helpless inside lineman on the primary play, he rips previous a equally helpless inside lineman on the second play and he even strains up out broad and reveals his wonderful pursuit on the third play. All three finish in sacks.

Brewu was a outstanding fixture in opposing backfields as a junior at Thomas Worthington Excessive in Columbus, Ohio, racking up 25 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. He gained together with his quickness off the road of scrimmage and the aggressively environment friendly utilization of his arms when attacking opposing offensive linemen.

Each attributes not solely attracted Pitt’s teaching workers — line of defense coach Charlie Partridge particularly — however allowed Brewu to showcase that he’s a defensive lineman working to observe within the footsteps of previous Pitt greats.

He furthered that objective by committing to Pitt Wednesday, after spending time with each Partridge and Calijah Kancey throughout his observe go to on Tuesday.

“The principle cause is simply coach Partridge is without doubt one of the greatest ever, so the issues they do with guys my dimension are simply second to none,” Brewu advised PSN. “For instance, Calijah Kancey, I really bought an opportunity to fulfill him once I was down there, and he’s only a man who’s round my precise dimension.

“He’s clearly going to be within the first spherical of the draft class this yr, and the NFL is an enormous objective of mine, so I believe if there’s a spot that I wish to go to get that achieved, Pitt’s the place to be.”

It wasn’t a very lengthy assembly with Kancey, since he’s a busy man, after all, however the two have been in a position to chop it up for a bit, discuss a bit about Pitt soccer. Kancey advised Brewu that he actually loved his time in Pittsburgh, calling it the place to be. And Brewu took that to coronary heart.

Pitt’s system has produced the likes of Donald, Kancey and Jaylen Twyman over the past decade, all three incomes All-American honors whereas measuring nicely beneath the extremely publicized 6-foot-3 line. And are available Could, all three could have been NFL Draft picks.

There’s a degree of quickness off the road and a level of hand-to-hand aggression that jumps off the web page when watching Kancey and Donald, and it’s these two areas Brewu prides himself on. They’re explosive, highly effective gamers (in a position to undergo or round offensive linemen), and Brewu’s objective is to mannequin himself off of each “undersized” linemen with the same degree of velocity and energy.

“I really feel like I match completely within the system,” Brewu mentioned. “I’m quick, I’m fast, I’m robust, I’m identical to what they’re used to seeing in that Pitt D-line.”

Any comparisons to Donald and Kancey, who’ve a powerful risk of being two of Pitt’s three first spherical NFL Draft picks over the past decade, are clearly lofty. Brewu hasn’t even performed his senior season at Thomas Worthington but, however he’s working to be the subsequent nice Pitt defensive lineman, nonetheless.

A dedication now, getting it out of the best way earlier than his recruitment would’ve picked up over the summer season, is what he wished with a purpose to grind each within the classroom and on the soccer area. He needs to be nice.

Brewu appears like he’s an awesome soccer participant, but in addition an awesome one that loves to attach with folks and convey them collectively. He has a 3.5 GPA, too. However he desires of being the subsequent nice Pitt defensive lineman to star within the NFL. And to carry house a nationwide championship.

“My message is let’s go win the natty,” Brewu mentioned. “That’s my message, let’s get it rolling.”

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