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Former Clemson Guard Demontez Stitt Dies

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Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Some sad news this morning as former Clemson basketball player Demontez Stitt passed away overnight. He was 27. Though  No cause of death has been announced at this time.

Stitt, a native of Matthews, North Carolina, arrived at Clemson in 2007 and played 4 years for the Tigers. He averaged a shade south of 28 minutes a game during his time at Clemson and 14.47 points per game to go along with 3.33 assists per game. He was part of the team that made the ACC Tournament Championship in 2008 as well as 4 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. He may be best remembered at Clemson though for the catch phrase surrounding several clutch performances. Fans showed up to Littlejohn sporting signs with the phrase, "Stitt Happens" on them.

After leaving Clemson, Stitt went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft and headed to Europe to pursue a professional basketball career. While in Europe Stitt spent time in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv,  and the Balkans with several times. Stitt had spent the 2015-2016 in Turkey with Orkide Gediz Univeristesi. In his professional career Stitt was averaging almost 35 minutes per game while scoring a little over 19 points per game. He also had slightly over 5 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per game in what was shaping up to be a solid international career.

We will update this post if we get more information on Stitt's death