Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Justice Kithcart, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound combo guard from Team Loaded and Lynchburg (VA) Virginia Episcopal School, committed to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Ranked the No. 15 combo guard in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, he also strongly considered TCU and Memphis.
“The entire coaching staff was great,” James Kithcart, the player’s father, said. “Justice wanted to play for a great coach [in Jamie Dixon] and assistant Coach Brandin Knight was a great point guard. His story sold Justice.
“Justice’s speed, toughness and playmaking ability makes him a great fit for Pitt. Pitt’s a blue collar town, with a blue collar team and Justice is that kind of guy as well.”
Ty White, Kithcart’s AAU coach, added: “He’s a relentless point guard with great ball skills and the ability to touch the paint at will.”
He is Pitt’s second 2016 commit following Corey Manigault, a 6-8 power forward from Fairfield (VA) Paul VI.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.