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New to the Zoo: Danya Kingsby commits to Pitt

Pitt lands a junior college guard

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt basketball received some good news tonight, as they landed a verbal commitment from Danya Kingsby. Kingsby is a 6’1” point guard that plays for the College of Southern Idaho in the JuCo ranks. He chose Pitt over offers from UNLV, Texas A&M, and Tulsa among others. He will have two years of eligibility for coach Kevin Stallings.

Kingsby is originally a native of Milwaukee before playing for CSI this past season. As a freshman in 2017, he averaged 11.4 points per game, to go with 3.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds. He helped lead his team to a 27-7 record and a berth in the NJCAA tournament.

Pitt is getting a very athletic guard in Danya Kingsby. His athleticism really jumps off the screen when you watch his highlights. He should provide a nice change of pace to Pitt’s projected starting guard, Marcus Carr in the 2018-19 season.

Kingsby becomes the second recruit in the 2018 class, joining three-star forward, Bryce Golden. Both players are on campus this weekend, along with a few other of Pitt’s top targets.

Pitt obviously brought on 11 new players this past offseason, and that likely will not be the case again in this cycle. With two players committed, I only expect Pitt to take two more at the most. They are in on some good players still, and it would be a welcomed step for this staff to start landing some higher caliber recruits. Golden and Kingsby are two solid recruits, but they could use a headliner in this class.