UT's Pittman leaves draft camp after tragedy

May, 21, 2010
5/21/10
11:02
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Texas Longhorns senior center Dexter Pittman left the NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago today upon learning Thursday night that his 16-year-old brother had been shot and killed.

ESPN.com's Andy Katz reports that Darius Johnson was shot in the head and killed in a dispute in his garage in Houston on Thursday night, according to Pittman's agent Mark Bartelstein.

"Obviously, the thoughts and prayers of all of us associated with The University of Texas basketball program are with Dexter Pittman and his family," Texas coach Rick Barnes said in a statement released by the school Friday afternoon. "We know that this is a very difficult time for them.”

Pittman was in Chicago to prove he could be a viable second-round selection in the June NBA draft.

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