Destiny Pitts, the Gophers women’s basketball highly touted recruit from Michigan, scored a career-high 50 points over the weekend.
Pitts nearly outscored the opponent herself to lead Detroit Country Day to a 78-56 victory against Whitney Young.
Pitts, a 6-foot senior guard/forward, is ranked among the top players in Michigan and top 65 in the nation. She is one of Detroit Country Day's four Division 1 recruits labeled the “Fab 4." The team is off to a 4-0 start and a favorite to win a state championship.
Former NBA star Chris Webber is a Detroit Country Day alum and went on to be a part of Michigan’s “Fab 5.”
Pitts could be the Gophers' next Rachel Banham, who scored 60 points in February 2016 against Northwestern to tie the NCAA women’s single-game scoring record. The 60 points blew by the Gophers and Big Ten’s previous records of 44 and 49 points, respectively.
A few weeks later, Banham scored 52 points against Michigan State to break the Big Ten career scoring record.
Like Banham, Pitts has an impressive shot from all over the court. Watch the highlights from her 50-point outburst here.
Shout out to my teammates and coaches for helping me score 50 and allowing me to, I couldn't have did this without you all �������� pic.twitter.com/gbh9vBX3Oc— Destiny Pitts (@desip33) December 18, 2016