NCB On The Trail: Joseph Uchebo

SG Detrick Mostella switches commitment

July, 3, 2013
Class of 2013 shooting guard Detrick Mostella (Decatur, Ala./La Lumiere) will not play for Oklahoma State after all, switching his commitment to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Mostella made his choice following a visit to Pitt's campus.

"They told me they needed a shooting guard, and that made my decision right there," he told the paper. "They have everything but a shooting guard (in this recruiting class). I know I can come in right away and help them."

Mostella, a four-star prospect, joins ESPN 100 PF Mike Young (McKeesport, Pa./St. Benedict's) along with PG Josh Newkirk (Raleigh, N.C./Word of God), SF Jamel Artis (Baltimore/Notre Dame Prep) and C Joseph Uchebo (Chipola, Fla./Chipola College) in the Panthers' incoming freshman class. Pitt will begin its first season in the ACC this year.

With the switch, Pittsburgh moves to No. 26 in the 2013 class rankings, while Oklahoma State drops to No. 39.

Juco center Uchebo picks Pittsburgh

May, 7, 2013
According to multiple reports, Pittsburgh landed a commitment from junior college center Joseph Uchebo (Nigeria/Chipola College) on Monday.

Uchebo is a former ESPN 100 prospect who originally signed with NC State as a senior at Word of God (Raleigh, N.C.) Christian Academy in 2011 before opting for the junior college route.

Uchebo joins an incoming Pittsburgh class that features ESPN 100 PF Mike Young (McKeesport, Pa./St. Benedict's), PG Josh Newkirk (Raleigh, N.C./Word of God) and SF Jamel Artis (Baltimore/Notre Dame Prep). Pittsburgh will join the ACC next season.