Danya Kingsby, a junior college guard and 2018 Pitt recruit brought in by former Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings, announced Friday that he was requesting a release from his national letter of intent and reopening his recruitment.
I have requested my release from U of Pittsburgh & will be reopening my recruitment back up Due to the change of the coaching staff at Pitt! I want to thank Coach Stalling , Coach Dan & the rest of the coaching staff for everything!— Danya Kingsby (@D_Kingsby2) March 9, 2018
The announcement came one day after Stallings was fired by Pitt.
Kingsby, a native of Milwaukee, currently plays at the College of Southern Idaho and is rated as a two-star recruit, according to 247Sports, but JUCORecruiting.com considers him the No. 26 JUCO prospect in the country.
This season, he’s averaged 12.8 points, 4.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds over 29 games with the Golden Eagles. Kingsby has also made 40.2 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
CSI head coach Jared Phay told Craig Meyer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that there’s a possibility Kingsby could change his mind, and as of Friday, he could not confirm that his player’s request was being honored.
Without Kingsby, Pitt's incoming class is reduced to Bryce Golden, a 6'9" power forward from Sharpsburg, Maryland. ESPN gave him a four-star rating, though 247Sports considers him a three-star recruit.
He previously said he would weigh his options in the event Stallings and Pitt parted ways.