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Pitt backup center Peace Ilegomah plans to transfer

Jerry DiPaola
| Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s Peace Ilegomah (42) shoots over VMI’s Jake Stephens (34) to score during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh’s Peace Ilegomah (42) shoots over VMI’s Jake Stephens (34) to score during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pitt sophomore center Peace Ilegomah, who scored six points and collected seven rebounds in seven games this season, will transfer, coach Jeff Capel announced Wednesday.

Ilegomah, 6-foot-9, 240 pounds, was recruited last year by former coach Kevin Stallings from CBD Monteverde (Fla.) Academy. He also played at Roselle Catholic (N.J.) after moving to the U.S. from Nigeria.

Last season, Ilegomah played in 23 games, scoring 16 points with 22 rebounds. He remained on the team when Capel was hired in March, but was averaging only 4.3 minutes per game as a backup to centers Kene Chukwuka and Terrell Brown.

“We support Peace’s decision to continue his academic and athletic career at another institution,” Capel said in a statement. “We are thankful for his contributions to the Pitt program and wish him well.”

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at jdipaola@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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