We recently finished an interview with McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic participant Khem Birch about his recruitment, why he chose Pittsburgh, and much more. Birch is a center out of Notre Dame Prep in Massachusetts and committed to the Panthers last September. To see what he said about his recruitment, why he chose Pitt, and much more, check back on Monday in the interviews section. To see why Birch is such a highly touted prospect check out his evaluation below:
14. Khem Birch (Pittsburgh)- He is a monster shot-blocker and simply dominates on the defensive end. He is very long and can cover a lot of ground quickly which makes you think you can get a shot off before he swats it into the stands. Birch is also a consistent rebounder on the offensive end which allows him to get a lot of easy put-backs and tip-ins. He runs the floor very well and always finishes above the rim as well. One area he needs to improve is his post-moves on the block and strength. Birch can also improve on his mid-range game but the bottom line is he will earn a spot in Pittsburgh’s starting lineup and will bring a great defensive game with him.