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Pitt basketball lands 3-star guard from Tennessee for 2017-18

Doug Gulasy
| Monday, June 19, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Pitt continued to add to its 2017-18 recruiting class Monday night, as Union City (Tenn.) shooting guard Parker Stewart verbally committed to the Panthers, according to a source.

Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals, Stewart originally signed with Mississippi but asked for and received a release from his letter of intent. He held offers from more than a dozen schools, including Butler, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, LSU, Memphis, Missouri, N.C. State and Wisconsin.

The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Stewart announced his decision on Twitter, writing: "Excited to announce I will be joining the Pittsburgh Panther family, play for Coach Stallings, and compete in best conference, the ACC."

Stewart is coach Kevin Stallings' seventh recruit in the Class of 2017. Two available scholarships remain to fill out the class.

Doug Gulasy is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at dgulasy@tribweb.com or via Twitter @dgulasy_Trib.

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