The Pitt basketball team announced on Tuesday the signing of three players- Justice Kithcart, Crisshawn Clark and Corey Manigault-during the early signing period.
“We have kids that are from good, solid programs and have been with them for a number of years,” said Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon. “They all have good size for their position and they’re good students at the same time. I’m excited about the group. They all come from winning programs and they’re excited about being at the University of Pittsburgh.”
Kithcart is a a 6-foot-1 point guard, who averaged 11.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game as a junior at Virginia Episcopal School. The three-star prospect committed to Pitt over offers from Memphis, TCU, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
Clark is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who averaged 15.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a freshman at Canada College, a year ago. Clark was the 2015 NorCal Freshman of the Year and was tabbed a Top-15 JUCO prospect by Sporting News. He did suffer a knee injury that will keep him out this season. Clark, chose Pitt over offers from Butler, California, Nevada, Oregon and St. Mary’s and will have three years of eligibility remaining at Pitt.
Manigault is a 6-foot-8 power forward and is the top rated player in the class. He is a four-star prospect and consensus top 150 recruit that averaged 15.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a junior. He chose Pitt over offers from Miami, Georgetown, Wake Forrest, Xavier and Maryland.
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