Former Clemson guard Demontez Stitt Dead at 27

Stitt played four years for the Tigers, becoming an integral part of the team his junior and senior seasons.

Demontez Stitt, former Clemson Tiger guard, has died at 27, according to Clemson Men's Basketball.

Several reports said the former Tiger was found dead in his home early Wednesday morning. While a cause of death is not known, a report suggested the possibility of a heart attack.

Born in Matthews, North Carolina, Stitt made the short three-hour trip to Clemson for his college athletic and academic career. Stitt was an important piece for Clemson, who made the NCAA Tournament each year the guard was there.

In his senior season, Stitt averaged 14.5 points and 3.3 assists per game, both highest on the team. According to TigerNet, Stitt is the only player at Clemson to start on four NCAA tournament teams.

Stitt spent his professional career overseas, most recently playing for Orkide Gediz Univeristesi in the Turkish Basketball league. 

Former players and colleagues shared their condolences for Stitt after hearing about his passing.

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