May 4, 2007

Getting to Know DeJuan Blair

The 2006-07 basketball season is over for Pitt, but recruiting never ends; as such, Jamie Dixon and his staff are currently working on getting commitments from the class of 2008. In the meantime, the Pantherlair is taking a look at Dixon's most recent class of recruits, the class of 2007.

Today the Pantherlair takes a look at DeJuan Blair.

DeJuan Blair Profile

DeJuan Blair



Power forward






Pittsburgh, Pa.

High school:


Recruiting coordinator:

Orlando Antigua

The premier player in Pitt's 2007 class, Blair is a hometown product who has starred at Schenley High School for the past few years…led Schenley to the state championship this season…named Player of the Year in Pa. by the Associated Press this season…led Schenley to a 30-2 record and an appearance in the state championship game as a junior…named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous Five" and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific Ten…finished his high school career with 563 points…projects as a post player, either at center or power forward

What has been your most memorable moment on the basketball court? Winning a state championship.

Who is your role model on the basketball court? My brother Greg. He pushes me all the time. He knows how to bring out the best in me, through my best games and worst games.

Who is your hero? My hero is my little brother, Greg.

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