True freshman Corey Manigault leaving Pitt


Every member of Pitt Head Coach Kevin Stallings’s 2016 recruiting class has transferred from the program. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

Say goodbye to the Pitt men’s basketball team’s 2016 recruiting class.

All three members of the Panthers’ 2016 class are no longer with the team, as true freshman Corey Manigault followed sophomore Crisshawn Clark in announcing his intention to transfer next season.

“We wish Corey and Crisshawn the best of luck as they look to continue their college careers elsewhere,” Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings said Tuesday in a press release. “We will continue to support both of them through their impending transfers.”

Along with Clark and Manigault’s transfers, Stallings’ dismissed true freshman point guard Justice Kithcart prior to the team’s regular season finale.

Manigault announced his intention on Tuesday via Twitter, while Clark did the same on Monday.

“Thank you so much to everyone at Pitt for the opportunity,” Manigault said via Twitter. “I have received my release to transfer and continue my career.”

Manigault is a 6-foot-8 forward from Suitland, Maryland, who appeared in 18 contests for Pitt as a true freshman. He averaged 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds over 4.4 minutes per game.

Clark and Manigault’s transfers will open up two more roster spots for Pitt in Stallings’ second season, as the Panthers now have eight available scholarships for next year. The team currently has four recruits signed in the 2017 class with three more verbal commitments, but Stallings and his staff are still attempting to add to the class.