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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Country Day 2017 guard Destiny Pitts picked up get second offer from Michigan State today

   | Branden Hunter

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Country Day 2017 guard Destiny Pitts picked up get second offer from Michigan State today

Detroit Country Day (Mich.) 2017 shooting guard Destiny Pitts picked up her first offer yesterday from Toledo on an unofficial visit. She gave the Rockets a lot of praise, which could go a long way for them if they want to land her. 

"My first offer was going to be really significant to me no matter who it came from," she said. "I really enjoyed it at Toledo, because they were really interested in what I wanted to pursue in college, which is engineering or business. 

"So they took me to one of their business professors, and he explained how their business school works, and the opportunities they offered."

Toledo also offered three of Pitts' AAU teammates on their Crossover Under-16 team, including Southfield (Mich.) Lathrup's Deja Church. Pitts was unsure of a possible package deal this early in the process, but the gesture will certainly be something she remembers.

"Towards the end of our visit, the coach took my other three teammates and I into a conference room and said that she wanted us to play for her," Pitts said. "I want us to be almost like a new Fab Five, and I'll have to talk to my teammates about being a package deal, but that is a very great opportunity we will consider."

The 5-10, 165-pound shooter is regarded by most as the top player in Michigan in the class of 2017, so her latest offer by Michigan State today came as no surprise. Once again the offer came on a visit, which Pitts came away impressed by.

"The visit went really well," Pitts said. "I met all the players, and they told me how they liked Michigan State. I got to learn a lot about their campus, viewed different areas, and had some one-on-one time with Coach Merchant."

Pitts is only a sophomore, who is still developing, so more offers will come her way. If the Toledo offer meant a lot to her, this one from the Spartans may be even bigger."

"I think this offer is huge, because I've loved Michigan State since I was younger," she said. "I liked their men's basketball program, and I think this offer will help bring in others too."

Pitts said she averaged close to 17 points per game at Country Day last season, on a team that made it all the way to the Class B quarterfinals. Head coach Frank Orlando has a great team coming back next season, and a great young nucleus led by Pitts, which could make for more basketball state titles for the Lady Yellowjackets.

"I would say I had a pretty good freshman year but I wasn't satisfied about the ending," Pitts said. "I think as team goals we want to win championships and I believe we will. My goal is to always be victorious, and achieve the highest reward possible."