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Pitt men’s basketball loses commitment from Aaron Thompson

Pitt men's basketball Head Coach Kevin Stallings has already seen four players transfer after his debut season with the Panthers, and now two of his incoming recruits have decommitted as well. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 22, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team isn’t only suffering from an exodus of transfers — now, it’s losing recruits as well. According to a press release Friday night, the university granted incoming freshman point guard Aaron Thompson a release from his National Letter of Intent, which he signed Nov....

Next year will be turning point for Panthers’ program after lost season

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings will have to turn things around with an almost entirely new roster next season. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

Now that we know the season is over for Pitt’s men’s basketball team — with no postseason appearance and no winning record for the first time in 17 years — one question remains. Where do the Panthers go from here? Some have called for the axing of head coach Kevin Stallings after just one year on...

Pitt basketball nets two more recruits

Pitt head basketball coach Kevin Stallings brought two more recruits into the program in the past week. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 6, 2017

Amidst all the excitement of National Signing Day for prospective college football recruits last Wednesday, the Pitt men’s basketball team added to its own 2017 recruiting class. The Panthers received a pair of verbal commitments last week, one from small forward Shamiel Stevenson Tuesday then anoth...

Pitt men’s and women’s basketball teams sign 2017 recruits

Pitt men's basketball head coach Kevin Stallings previewed the Panthers' first true road game of the season at Maryland Tuesday night. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

Even though the 2016-2017 basketball seasons are just days away, both Pitt men’s basketball head coach Kevin Stallings and women’s basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio solidified their rosters for next year on Thursday. Stallings officially inked four players to the Panthers’ 2017 recruiting class...

Pitt’s newest basketball recruits for 2017 class

Kevin Stallings and Suzie McConnell-Serio sing Sweet Caroline with The Panther Pitt student section. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 13, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team received a verbal commitment to its recruiting 2017 class on Monday from Angelique Rodriguez, a 6-foot shooting guard from Capital Prep Magnet High School in Hartford, Connecticut, who averaged 16.5 points per game last season. Rodriguez announced her decision on Monday v...

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