Pitt coach Jamie Dixon filled one of his four open scholarships Friday night when 6-foot-7 small forward Jamel Artis from Notre Dame Prep gave the Panthers a verbal commitment.
Artis, a native of Baltimore, joins guard Josh Newkirk and power forward Mike Young in the 2013 recruiting class. Newkirk and Young signed letters of intent in the fall.
This is a big recruiting weekend for the Panthers. Joseph Uchebo, a 6-11 junior college center, is also visiting this weekend.
Dixon is looking to fill the vacancy created when 7-foot center Steven Adams decided to turn professional.
Dixon does not have a true center on his roster after the midseason departure of backup center Malcolm Gilbert, who transferred.
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