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Belle Vernon's Josh Pohlot signs on with Point Park men's basketball

July 14, 2010

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University men’s basketball head coach Bob Rager announced the addition of Belle Vernon High School standout Josh Pohlot as an incoming recruit for the 2010-11 season. Pohlot, a 6-4 guard who averaged nearly a double-double last year, will be a freshman this fall.

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Pohlot, a 1,000-point scorer and an honor student at Belle Vernon, averaged 18.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game as a senior. The 6-4 Pohlot led the Leopards to a 17-7 record and two WPIAL playoff victories. For the season, he shot 51 percent from the field and made 28 3-pointers.

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“Josh Pohlot has unlimited potential,” said Rager, who is entering his 22nd season as head coach at his alma mater. “He has good skills, he’s a good athlete and he has a great desire to play basketball. Like all freshmen, he will have to develop his body to be able to compete on the college level. But with his desire to make himself a better basketball player, I think he can be a good player for us.”

Pohlot is a two-time selection for the Tribune-Review’s Terrific 10 team, which names the top 10 players in the Greensburg area. Other high school honors include being named WPIAL all-section.

Pohlot was active in the all-star game circuit earlier this year. He played in the Roundball Classic at Geneva and the Kenny Durrett all-star game at Gateway. At the Mid-States Roundball Classic at Middleton, Pohlot led all scorers with 16 points to help Pennsylvania earn a 102-99 win over Maryland.

Point Park is a member of the NAIA and the American Mideast Conference. The Pioneers were 9-16 last year, and they return one player who was a full-time starter.