Julius Pegues, first Black basketball player at Pitt, dies at 86

The 6-foot-3 forward joined Pitt in 1954 and played a year on the freshman team before earning a scholarship and moving to varsity. He averaged 13.6 points and 4.9 rebounds in 77 career games for the Panthers and twice helped them to the NCAA tournament, including a 31-point performance in a first-round loss to Miami (Ohio) in 1958.

Read an Associated Press obituary