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Pitt Freshman Papa Kante To Miss The 2023-24 Season

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A major blow to the Pitt Panthers basketball program for the upcoming season.

Pitt announced on Thursday afternoon that freshman Papa Amadou Kante is expected to miss the 2023-24 season after suffering a non-contact knee injury during a workout Wednesday evening.

This is the second loss for Jeff Capel’s 2023-24 team as last week it was announced that freshman guard Dior Johnson was no longer a member of the program.

Kante was a late 4-star addition to Pitt’s Class of 2023 and was expected to have a big impact this season with rebounding along with his defensive presence.

“Papa is a terrific person with a great spirit and a relentless work ethic, said HC Jeff Capel. “We feel for him to have this happen so early in his collegiate career. We have an outstanding medical and athletic training staff, and we know that Papa will attack the rehab and recovery process. This will be a minor setback for a young man with a great future in our program.”

Pitt will need to replace his minutes and will rely on the frontcourt of 2023 Second Team All-ACC selection Blake Hinson, center Federiko Federiko, Guillermo Diaz-Graham, Jorge Diaz-Graham, William Jeffress and High Point transfer Zack Austin, who will provide an inside-outside threat.

 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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TJ
TJ
10 months ago

best wishes Papa .. get well soon. H2P !

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
10 months ago

Tough break for the kid. Unfortunate. I’m waiting to see how this gets spun by Capel when they inevitably regress back to the bottom

Diane
10 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Then I guess you have no reason to watch, huh?

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
10 months ago
Reply to  Diane

HAHA Triggered?

Diane
10 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Then I guess you don’t need to watch, huh? I will be watching every – single – game. Can’t wait!

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
10 months ago
Reply to  Diane

I’ll watch my alma mater……..

Chad Powers
Chad Powers
10 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Troll elsewhere

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
10 months ago
Reply to  Chad Powers

No thank you. But feel free to take your own advice skippy!

Giovanni
Giovanni
10 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

I guess every board has to include at least one A**hole.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
10 months ago
Reply to  Giovanni

Haha.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
10 months ago
Reply to  Giovanni

And this Board has more of its share of yinzer fanboys too cowardly to use their full name.

Dan
Dan
4 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Well this didn’t age well, did it?

Jason
Jason
10 months ago

Ugh, that is bad news. Best wishes to Papa on a quick and full recovery!
HTP

Carl Mintz
Carl Mintz
10 months ago

Get well soon young man.

Cignetti & Friends
Cignetti & Friends
10 months ago

if Pitt is going to all his rehab (and I’m sure that is how it works), then these kids should be forced to sign a paper….saying they won’t get up & transfer. After Pitt foots all the bill$. Plus of course he’s on a free ride academically, dorm & meals.

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