It didn’t take long for new Pitt basketball coach Kevin Stallings to get to work.
It also didn’t take long for the first incoming player to jump ship.
Stallings, who won’t be introduced until Monday afternoon, has already offered his first scholarship. Stallings already has reached out to four-star 2017 point guard Aaron Thompson and offered him a scholarship.
Thompson, who is a current teammate of 2016 Pitt signee, forward Corey Manigault, is ranked as a four-star prospect by Scout and already has offers from Vanderbilt, UConn, Miami, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and others.
As expected though, there are going to be some defections from the incoming class.
The first of which is four-star point guard Justice Kithcart.
Jeff Borzello of ESPN reported that Kithcart has decommitted from the Panthers.
According to Kithcart’s father James, after talking to Stallings, decommitting is what Kithcart felt was best.
His father did note that Pitt will still be in consideration, but Kithcart will go through the recruiting process again. He had offers from Clemson, Memphis and Creighton before committing to Pitt.
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