In the class of 2016 the Pitt Panthers were determined to land a point guard. They cast a wide net on prospects at the position, and one of their top priorities was Justice Kithcart. After bringing in Kithcart to campus, the Panthers got their man and he committed to the program.
"Happy to announce I have committed to the University of Pittsburgh," said Kithcart.
This is a quality commitment for the Panthers, and one that Kithcart says is a perfect fit.
"It was just the great basketball history along with the amazing coach staff," said Kithcart on why he committed. "It was a no brainer for me to commit."
Kithcart's father, James, also noted that the Panthers ability to develop point guards played a crucial role in his son's commitment.
"The entire coaching staff was great," said the elder Kithcart. "Justice wanted to play for a great coach and assistant coach Brandin Knight was a great point guard in college. Hist story really sold Justice."
By landing Kithcart, Pitt can now focus more on adding some forwards into the equation. Jamie Dixon and his staff have been working hard to re-build the roster, and Kithcart is a playmaking combo guard who can do a little bit of everything.
This is the second commitment for the Panthers in the class of 2016. He joins center Corey Manigault in the class for Dixon and company, and now the Panthers will continue to look for more.