Surrounded by her parents and members of the Vincentian Academy administration, standout player Brenna Wise signed a letter-of-intent this past Wednesday to play for the women's basketball team at the University of Pittsburgh.
Wise, an 18-year-old Cranberry resident, made a verbal commitment to play for coach Suzie McConnell Serio's Panthers in September and made it official with a brief ceremony in the school's library.
"Pitt was there the entire time I started the recruiting process," said Wise, who led the Royals to a 27-3 record and the 2014 WPIAL and PIAA Class A championships averaging 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. "It's very rare that a school can offer such a high academic and athletic combination. Pitt is one of the minorities with that. They have both. So I'm very blessed to be part of the program and part of the school."
Ninth-year coach Ron Moncrief attended the signing, and he said he's pleased Wise was able to take care of a huge decision before practice begins on Monday.