Pitts, Lasater ink with Phoenix men's basketball
Monday, July 2, 2018
Pitts, Lasater ink with Phoenix men's basketball
Roddarius Pitts (above) and Austin Lasater signed scholarship papers with CU men's basketball for the 2018-19 academic year.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signings of Memphis, Tenn., native Roddarius Pitts and Watertown, Tenn., native Austin Lasater to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.

Pitts attended Millington Central High School, earning All-District, All-Region and All-State honors for coach Rob Sabau and the Trojans. He averaged 3.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 19 games with one start last season at Volunteer State Community College. He is the son of the late Roddarius Pitts.

Lasater averaged 12.2 points while making 77 shots from 3-point range and also connecting on 86 percent from the foul line as a senior for the Purple Tigers. He earned All-District Tournament honors as a junior and helped Watertown to the district regular season championship as a senior for coach Matt Bradshaw. Lasater also joined the 1,000-point club during his WHS career and is the son of Myron and Dana Lasater.