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Forward Kene Chukwuka says he's staying at Pitt

Jerry DiPaola
| Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
Pitt's Kene Chukwuka scores past Duquesne's Jordan Robinson in the first half Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Pitt's Kene Chukwuka scores past Duquesne's Jordan Robinson in the first half Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena.

Junior forward Kene Chukwuka, who was one of nine Pitt players who asked for a release from their scholarships when former coach Kevin Stallings was fired, announced Thursday on Twitter he is staying with the program.

Chukwuka is the sixth of the nine who plan to stay under new coach Jeff Capel. Ryan Luther (Arizona), Marcus Carr (Minnesota) and Parker Stewart (Tennessee-Martin) are leaving.

Chukwuka, who was in his first season of Division I basketball after transferring from New Mexico Junior College, averaged 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 17 minutes per game last season.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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