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Former WVU Commit Avery “Ace” Strickland Commits to Pitt

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Former WVU commit Avery “Ace” Strickland announced her decision to commit to Pitt in a tweet Monday night.

Strickland, a 6-foot wing out of Farragut High School in Knoxville, T.N., originally committed to West Virginia back in December of 2020, but chose to decommit in January 2022. Just days later, Pitt head coach Lance White offered Strickland a scholarship.

Strickland joins Marley Washenitz as two players who decommitted from West Virginia and signed with Pitt in their 2022 class. Washentiz decommited because she was informed in the middle of January by the Mountaineers program that due to some of their 5th year athletes deciding to come back because of the extra year granted to all college athletes because of COVID, that the team no longer had a scholarship available for her and her commitment was no longer valid

A 2021 all-state selection, Strickland is a strong ball handler with a smooth jumper from just about everywhere on the floor. She excels at shooting off the dribble and also has the ability to drive past smaller defenders and finish in traffic at a high rate.

Strickland committing to the Panthers shouldn’t come as a surprise to many who’ve been following the situation. She supported Washenitz when she had to decommit from West Virginia in January and then congratulated her for signing with Pitt in March.

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