DePaul Releases Walter Pitchford From National Letter of Intent
July 12, 2010
CHICAGO - DePaul University announced today that Walter Pitchford has been released from his National Letter of Intent to attend the University and play men's basketball. Pitchford signed the NLI in November 2009.
"When we originally denied the request for release from the NLI, there were external circumstances that came about surrounding the request," said head coach Oliver Purnell. "We wanted to let the process play itself out and after the NLI committee completed the appeal process, the decision confirmed what we felt were valid reasons to deny the request. The coaching staff reevaluated our situation this weekend and decided the best course of action at this point was to grant the release."
Pitchford is a 6-10 center from Grand Rapids, Mich., and played for New Creations Christian School in Richmond, Ind., last season.