Former Marshall basketball star Damier Pitts is finding success by taking his game abroad. Pitts was an outstanding point guard for the Thundering Herd from 2008-2012. Named third-team Conference USA his senior season, he was also a Bob Cousy Award finalist. Many fans remember his slashing, imaginative play. Among his career highlights was a 25-point outburst in a 75-71 win over #21 WVU at the 2011 Capital Classic.
After his career at Marshall concluded, he wanted to continue to pursue his hoop dreams and found his way to the unlikely locale of Keflavik, Iceland, home of the KFI basketball team of the Dominos-Iceland League.
In his first year in professional basketball, Damier led the Icelandic basketball league in scoring, averaging 34 points per game along with 7 assists. He is also active in his community and serves as a role model for young people.
“I learned a lot from Marshall but as far as being a good leader on and off the court, I have really grown a lot as a person,” said Damier.