#11 JOSH POHLOT
Forward, 6-4, 195 pounds
Hometown: Belle Vernon, Pa.
High School: Belle Vernon HS
Coach Rager: “Josh is a very active player on the boards and as a shot blocker. He is athletic, and he has gotten stronger from his freshman to sophomore year. Josh is capable of developing into a real nice player for us at the 4 position, and he will be in the running to start there this year.”
Profile: Pohlot was one of the top post options off the bench as a freshman and will look to take on a possible starting frontcourt role as a sophomore. A long and athletic forward with good jumping ability, he can be a force on the defensive end with shot blocking and rebounding. He shot a high percentage of 48% last year, and is a capable offensive player who is good at taking it to the hoop and scoring off offensive rebounds.
2010-11: Pohlot played in 25 of 27 games and made two starts as a freshman. He reached double figures four times with the career high of 14 coming at Cedarville. Other strong games were 12 points and eight rebounds versus Penn State-Fayette and 10 points and nine rebounds at home versus Penn State-Fayette. His career high of 11 rebounds came at Houghton. He registered five or more rebounds eight times with six of those coming in the first eight games of the season.
High school: Pohlot scored over 1,000 points for his career and was a three-time, all-section player at Belle Vernon. He capped off his career by averaging 18.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in leading the Leopards to a 17-7 record and a playoff berth. He shot 51% from the floor and made 28 3-pointers. One of the top players in the Greensburg area, Pohlot was named the Tribune-Review Terrific 10 team. He played in the Kenny Durrett All-Star Game and the Mid-States Roundball Classic. Pohlot led all scorers with 16 points in the latter all-star game to give Pennsylvania a 102-99 win over Maryland. An excellent student Pohlot earned high honors in high school. Personal: Son of Mike and Andrea Pohlot…born Jan. 29, 1992…majoring in sports, arts and entertainment management.