Junior college point guard and 2018 Pitt signee Danya Kingsby has requested his release from his National Letter of Intent and will be re-opening his recruitment.
Kingsby, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard from the College of Southern Idaho, signed with Pitt in November, but after Pitt fired head coach Kevin Stallings on Thursday, Kingsby will look elsewhere.
I have requested my release from U of Pittsburgh & will be reopening my recruitment back up Due to the change of the coaching staff at Pitt! I want to thank Coach Stalling , Coach Dan & the rest of the coaching staff for everything!
— Danya Kingsby (@D_Kingsby0) March 9, 2018
The Milwaukee native spent two years at CSI and will have two years of NCAA eligibility once he leaves the junior college. He averaged 12.8 points per game this season and shot 47.6 percent from the floor and 40.2 percent from 3-point range. He also averaged 3.7 rebounds and four assists per game.
Kingsby is one of two signees the Panthers have in the Class of 2018. The other, Virginia forward Bryce Golden has not commented on the status of his commitment to the Panthers.
When Pitt hired Stallings in 2016, all three Pitt signees publicly reopened their recruitment, and all three ended up sticking with the Panthers. All three have since left the program.