Damier Erik Pitts (born December 3, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Jászberényi KSE of the Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A (NB I/A).

Damier Pitts
No. 32 – Soproni KC
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNB I/A
Personal information
Born (1989-12-03) December 3, 1989 (age 30)
Charlotte, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High schoolHargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, Virginia)
CollegeMarshall (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013KFÍ
2013–2014Istanbul DSI
2014–2015Roseto Sharks
2015–2016BK Ventspils
2016–2017Valmiera Ordo
2017–2018Kataja BC
2018S.L. Benfica
2018–2019Jászberényi KSE
2019–presentSoproni KC
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Pitts played for Marshall University from 2008[1] to 2012 and was named to the All-Conference USA Third-Team after his senior year.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pitts started his professional career in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild karla with KFÍ in 2012.[3] He led the league in scoring with 33.5 points per game[4] and was selected for the 2013 Icelandic All-Star game.[5]

In October 2018, Pitts signed with Jászberényi KSE of the Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A, replacing Remon Nelson.[6]

The Basketball TournamentEdit

In 2017, Pitts participated in The Basketball Tournament with team NC Prodigal Sons. Pitts led the team to a first round upset of Ole Hotty Toddy, a team of Ole Miss alumni. The team made it to the Sweet 16 before being beaten by Ram Nation, a team of VCU alumni. The Basketball Tournament is a $2 million winner-take-all tournament broadcast annually on ESPN.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's Basketball Inks Highly-Touted Point Guard Damier Pitts". CBS College Sports. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Nichols, Doug (5 March 2012). "Thundering Herd's DeAndre Kane and Damier Pitts Score Conference Honors". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Draumaleikmaður og töffari". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). February 22, 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Damier Pitts - 2012-2013 Úrvalsdeild statistics". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Stjörnuleikur karla í Ásgarði í dag". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 19 January 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ Tamas Deri (28 October 2018). "Damier Pitts will replace Remon Nelson". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Damier Pitts - The Basketball Tournament". thetournament.com. The Basketball Tournament. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2019.

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