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Pitt center Ilegomah may sit out this year because of NCAA rule

Peace Ilegomah, a 6-foot-9 center, may not make his Pitt debut this season. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017

Pitt basketball center Peace Ilegomah may be forced to sit out this year because of an NCAA rule limiting the number of years student-athletes can spend in high school. According to Sam Ferry, an assistant coach on the team, the NCAA has a rule that states players miss a year of eligibility if they...

Luther must manage unproven Panthers

Senior forward Ryan Luther will have to improve his game and become a team leader if the Panthers are to compete in the ACC this season. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Wyatt Geller | For The Pitt News

July 11, 2017

With the season just a few months away, the Pitt basketball team is in desperate need of a leader. But for second-year head coach Kevin Stallings, the options are scarce. The loss of seniors Michael Young, Jamel Artis, Sheldon Jeter and Chris Jones leaves the team with big shoes to fill. Ryan Lut...

Basketball overhaul: Pitt’s 2017 class

St. John's transfer Malik Ellison is ineligible to play this season but should provide leadership moving forward.
(Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 31, 2017

Coming off the program’s worst season since 2000, this offseason has signaled next year could be worse. The past few months have been some of the most tumultuous in the team’s history, with four seniors graduating and five others transferring elsewhere. As of now, the team only has two return...

Men’s basketball signs 6-foot-10 center Peace Ilegomah

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings has several roster spots to fill before the signing period ends on May 17. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 25, 2017

After a plethora of defects to start the offseason, the Pitt men’s basketball program received a recruit on Monday with the signing of 6-foot-10 center Peace Ilegomah. Ilegomah played at Montverde Academy in Florida this past year and averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds per game. His team finishe...

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...

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