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Pitt Center Peace Ilegomah Transfers to Evansville



Former Pitt center Peace Ilegomah has found a new home, as the Nigerian big man has transferred to Evansville.

Ilegomah, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, elected to transfer from Pitt after seeing sparse minutes in the first half of the 2018-19 season. He played in seven games this season, scoring six points in 32 minutes, while recording seven rebounds and fouls.

As a true freshman in 2017-18, he played a bigger role, averaging 5.8 minutes per game, with 16 points and 22 rebounds.

He will have to sit out the first semester of this season and the first semester of next season at Evansville and will have one and a half seasons of eligibility remaining.

The Panthers have missed the depth he provided. In Wednesday’s win over Louisville, Pitt had to finish overtime with five guards on the floor after forwards Terrell Brown and Kene Chukwuka fouled out.

At Evansville, Ilegomah will be tied for the tallest player on the roster. The Aces play in the mid-major Missouri Valley Conference and have started the 2018-19 season with an 8-8 record. They are 2-1 in conference play.

Ilegomah, a native of Benin City, Nigeria, originally came to Pitt from Montverde Academy in Florida. He was one of two players that did not ask for a transfer release when Kevin Stallings was fired this offseason.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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