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Pitt's Kithcart dismissed from basketball team

Jerry DiPaola
| Friday, March 3, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Pitt's Justice Kithcart scores against Florida State in the first half Feb. 18, 2017 at Petersen Events Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Pitt's Justice Kithcart scores against Florida State in the first half Feb. 18, 2017 at Petersen Events Center.

Freshman guard Justice Kithcart, who has played the second-most minutes among Pitt reserves, was dismissed from the team Friday for conduct detrimental to the team, coach Kevin Stallings said.

“It is a privilege to play basketball at the University of Pittsburgh and with that privilege comes the responsibility to conduct oneself in the appropriate manner,” Stallings said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Justice has been unable to uphold that standard. We wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Kithcart was averaging 1.3 points, 0.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 13.3 minutes per game. He appeared in 29 of Pitt's 30 games, with two starts. He scored a season-high nine points on three 3-point field goals at Boston College. He also had six points and eight assists in his first start Dec. 28 against Marshall.

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