There was a lot of envisioning in Gary McGhee's head over the weekend. The 6-foot-10, 238-pound center from Anderson (Ind.) High School pictured himself on Pittsburgh's campus, locker room and on the floor at the Petersen Event Center.
On Sunday, he decided the envisioning would only last a year. McGhee verbally committed to the Big East school over the weekend while on an official visit.
"When I was at the football game, I was just hanging out with the students and seeing how they worked and how hype they got," McGhee said. "Then I went over to the Petersen Center and saw myself playing there when the place is sold out. It was a lot of fun. I can't wait to get there."
McGhee said he spent the weekend with returning Pitt star Aaron Gray, who entered his college career much like McGhee will – a bit under the radar but certainly filled with potential. After a couple of years under Jamie Dixon, Gray is now projected as a top NBA pick. McGhee said he hopes to take the same path.
"Offensively, they made him a better player. He told me all about how they helped him to get where he is at," McGhee said. "When I was playing with them, I could see how polished he really is. He gets the job done. I hope that my game can get to where his is."
McGhee, the No. 123 ranked player in the class of 2007, joins Bradley Wannamaker and Darnell Dodson in Pittsburgh's recruiting class. McGhee also considered Wisconsin.