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Stevenson, Wilson-Frame plan to stay at Pitt

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Thomas J. Yang
Jared Wilson-Frame will be staying with Pitt, according to reports. (Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Two Pitt men’s basketball players who requested release from the program upon the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings are staying with program after Pitt hired Duke’s Jeff Capel Tuesday.

According to a post on Instagram, first-year guard Shamiel Stevenson has no plans to leave the program, sharing multiple photographs from the season.

“Are you leaving?…. Nah fam mans are staying stillll [sic],” he wrote.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg1cBpDDt7U/?taken-by=cfn_shamgod

Stevenson scored 95 total points on the season, shooting at above 50 percent and becoming one of the top first-year players on the team.

Reports also say that junior guard Jared Wilson-Frame plans to stay with the Panthers for another season. This season, Wilson-Frame averaged 13 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in his first Division I season after transferring from Northwest Florida State.

In total, nine current players and two recruits had requested release from the program. This brings the number down to seven, but as players meet with Capel this week, that number could decrease further.

Capel, currently an assistant coach at Duke, has signed a seven-year deal with the Panthers. His hiring ends a 17-day coaching search after Pitt fired Stallings, who led the Panthers to a winless season in the ACC.