DaMitz to leave Pitt State basketball program

Kaylee DaMitz is a 3X All-MIAA selection for Pitt State.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State standout guard Kaylee DaMitz has decided to leave the PSU basketball program.

DaMitz made the announcement via social media on Thursday afternoon.

“It’s not an easy decision. Pitt is a great place, and it’s been a great home away from home,” DaMitz says, “A few things are pulling on my heart strings. Home is calling my name…I’ve lived separate from my fiance for four years. I just thought it’s time to move closer to home…but it’s not easy, by any means.”

DaMitz has become one of the premier players in the MIAA in three seasons at Pitt State.

She is a 3X All-MIAA selection, and was the MIAA Freshman of the Year for the 2018-2019 season.

“I’ve met tons of great people at Pitt State, and made some real connections with people there outside of basketball,” DaMitz says of missing the Pitt State community, “It’s tough, but either way, it was going to come to an end sooner or later. It just came sooner than what I expected and what everybody else expected.”

DaMitz is set to graduate from Pitt State this spring.

She was the team’s leading scorer in her junior season this year, posting 16.4 points-per-game (#4 in the MIAA). She also led the team with 5.3 assists per game, which was the second most in the league. Pitt State finished with a 14-9 overall record.

As for the possibility of continuing her collegiate basketball career as a transfer student:

“Not many people get to play college basketball in the first place. The fact that I’ve been to do that at PSU is a great honor,” DaMitz finishes, “Once you hang it up, you’re done. You get your opportunity, and that’s it. I don’t think I’m ready to hang it up yet. The competitor in me…is saying I shouldn’t give it up quite yet.”