Greg White-Pittman needed some time to find the right fit when it came to a college at which to continue his basketball career.
Once White-Pittman got a closer look at UNT late this week, he was convinced he found the right place. The 6-foot-2 combo guard committed to UNT late Friday night while on his official visit that began on Thursday.
White-Pittman averaged 25.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game as a senior, when he was named the Class 5A MVP in Louisiana. He originally committed to Tulane before parting ways with the school.
UNT entered the picture in the last few weeks and landed a late addition to its recruiting class.
“I got along well with the coaches,” White-Pittman said. “They made me feel like I was at home. I enjoyed the campus and it’s close to family. It will be a good fit with family support and the education.
The New Orleans Holy Cross standout has family that lives in the Dallas area.
White-Pittman sat down with UNT coach Tony Benford, watched film of the Mean Green, talked about what his role would be and the uptempo system the Mean Green plans to use next season. He also met current UNT players Jordan Williams and Colin Voss.
“After watching film and talking to coach Benford, it seems like a perfect fit,” White-Pittman said. “I felt like I it was meant for me and my style of play.
“I like to play in transition, get other players involved, put the ball in the basket and have fun while doing it.”
Here are a few highlights of White-Pittman from his senior season.
White-Pittman also considered Auburn and New Orleans after parting ways with Tulane.
White-Pittman will move to UNT in the next few weeks and join a largely revamped team that will include several other newcomers in the backcourt, including JUCO guards Todd Eaglin, Carrington Ward and DeAndre Harris. Eaglin is expected to see time at point guard, while Ward and Harris are both shooting guards.
The Mean Green also returns point guard Chris Jones in addition to a trio of wing players in Williams T.J. Taylor and Maurice Aniefiok.
UNT is hoping that stable of guards will help it push the tempo this season in its third season under Benford and its second in Conference USA.
UNT finished 16-16 in its second season under Benford and advanced to the second round of the C-USA tournament before falling to Tulane.