6-6, 240-pound power forward Kavon Lytch signed with FIU on Wednesday. Lytch was being recruited by Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Seton Hall, Kent State, St. John’s, St. Bonaventure, Texas Tech and Alabama-Birmingham. He becomes the 5th player to join the Panthers since Isiah Thomas took over.
At Midland JUCO, Lytch scored 17.7 points per game and pulled down 9.2 rebounds per game. Lytch must have caught IT's eye two years ago when Lytch scored 45 points at a New York Knicks sponsored basketball tournament at Rucker Park in New York.
Lytch gives FIU a power forward to go with point guard Phil Gary, shooting guards Stephon Weaver and Antoine Watson and forward Marvin Roberts.