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Point-Counterpoint | The case for the G League

Jalen Green opted to forego the college route to play in the NBA’s G League.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Top high school basketball players, like five-star prospects Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd and Daishen Nix, shocked basketball fans this commitment season by foregoing the traditional college route to play in the NBA’s G League. It’s a smart move, especially for players with serious dreams of lengthy NBA careers.

Men’s basketball to lengthen losing streak at Georgia Tech

Junior center Terrell Brown (21) at February’s home match with Georgia Tech.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

March 4, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball is currently riding a six-game losing streak. The Panthers are sliding at the wrong time, but their schedule grants them a small break. On Wednesday, they get a rematch with the last team they beat. In their last game of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) will travel to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-14 overall, 9-9 ACC) on Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

Pitt announces Bonaccorsi, Read as Student-Athletes of the Week

Redshirt sophomore wrestler Nino Bonaccorsi was named ACC Wrestler of the Week.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

February 25, 2020

Pitt athletics named redshirt sophomore wrestler Nino Bonaccorsi and sophomore diver Amy Read as the Office Depot Student-Athletes of the Week as announced Tuesday morning.

Weekend sports: Gymnastics win at home, track dominates on the road

First-year Ciara Ward competes in the floor exercise.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

February 17, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by resumé-building wins and tight losses. At home, the gymnastics team hosted a victorious tri-meet against Yale and Towson. On the road, the track and field team placed first in several events, wrestling came up short and softball split its weekend in South Carolina. 

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