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Monday / January 30.
  • ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs knows his team is losing four starters from a year ago, but he says it wouldn’t be wise to underestimate the Panthers next season.

    “I think people are definitely underestimating us,” Gibbs, a rising sophomore point guard, said last week at the Joe Brown Memorial tournament. “We’re bringing a lot back. We lost four starters but we’re bringing a lot back, a lot of reserves back. We’re the same team that went at the starters  in practice last year so we know we can play against some of the best players in the country.”

    After earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Pitt fell in the Elite

    The New Heights and Team NJ ABC grassroots programs are hosting the Summer In The City (SITC) AAU tournament later this month at St. John’s.

    According to New Heights’ coach and athletic director Kimani Young, SITC will not only be a showcase for players but a welcome addition to the current summer landscape.

    “We love traveling, but we also wanted to create an event that brought the experience home,” said Young. “We feel like New York is the center of the basketball universe and, as such, we thought there should be a tournament that capitalizes on that energy.”