PITTSBURGH – Former Pitt basketball standout Demetreus Gore passed away over the weekend at the age of 54. Gore, a four-year starter from 1984-88, finished his career with 1,555 points, 394 rebounds, 300 assists and 126 steals in 122 games (112 starts).

Gore earned third team All-Big East honors in 1986 after averaging 16.1 points per game and shooting 55.5 percent from the field as a sophomore. He helped the Panthers to 81 wins, three NCAA Tournament appearances and was a member of the 1988 team that reached No. 2 in the Associated Press poll.

Michigan’s Mr. Basketball in 1984, Gore stills rank 16th all-time in scoring at Pitt. He is also eighth in games started with his 97 consecutive games started streak (Feb. 1985-March 1988) ranking as the sixth-longest such streak in Pitt history. Gore is also ninth in program history with 645 career field goals made and 10th in free throw percentage (.790).

Gore was drafted in the fourth round (42nd overall) of the 1988 CBA Draft by Tulsa following his playing career at Pitt.

(This Story, Pictures and Information courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Athletics)

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