2016 Justice Kithcart Likes ECU

Justice Kithcart from Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, VA) is a 2016 point guard who received an offer from ECU last summer and is continuing to gather offers from other schools. IES spoke with him about his recruiting process and ECU.

Justice Kithcart is a 6-foot-1 point guard from Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, VA) who has been offered by 13 schools. East Carolina gave him an offer last summer.

Kithcart has not been on an official visit to ECU but did go to the November 30 game against Central Connecticut. He liked that ECU is close to his home and family in Durham, North Carolina and also likes what Head Coach Jeff Lebo is doing with the program.

“I like that it is close to home,” he said. “I’m from North Carolina and it would be great to have my family see me play. I also liked the aspect of the team. I like the way they play and I think coach Lebo is doing a great job with the program. Lebo could definitely make me a better player.”

While Lebo appears to be playing a major role, assistant coach Michael Perry has been in contact the most with Kithcart. In fact, he and Lebo haven’t been in contact yet, but it’s something the senior admitted he would like too do. Kithchart values a good coaching staff when deciding on a school.

Coaching staff is just one of many factors that will decide where Kithcart will go to school. He stressed the importance of going to a well-rounded school, which includes the community, academics and style of play on the court.

Quickness is an important skill for Kithcart as he likes to run the floor in transition. Kithcart is able to score at the rim because he is a step faster. His quickness also allows him to play lock down defense.

“I’m always a step quicker than a lot of the players I go up against. I’m very fast in transition and can get to the rim at will. I can create for teammates and myself. I can get to the lane and finish at the rim or dish it out to my teammates,” he said.

Providence is the most recent school to offer Kithcart, while Pittsburgh and Creighton have also offered him. Kithcart does not have a top list of schools yet, but is grateful to be recruited by these schools.

“I’m just blessed and thankful because I worked real hard for this each and every day,” he said. “I’m just blessed that I can maybe one day play in a big time conference.”

Kithcart has not set a timetable on when he might make a decision. He is interested in making an official visit to ECU.


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