UNT an option for elite La. guard Gregory White-Pittman

Gregory White-Pittman appeared as if he was headed to Tulane to play for the hometown Green Wave for months.

The New Orleans Holy Cross standout’s plans have changed since with UNT emerging as a potential landing spot for one of the top high school players in Louisiana.

White-Pittman said Friday afternoon that he will visit UNT next weekend and has the school on a short list destinations he is still considering that also includes Auburn and New Orleans.

“I am looking forward to it,” White-Pittman said of his visit. “I like the atmosphere at North Texas and have a lot of family in the area. They would be able to come see me play.

“I am going to make a decision soon. I have to get something done before the end of the signing period.”

The late signing period that began on April 16 runs through May 21.

White-Pittman originally committed to play for Tulane before his junior season, but later met with the school’s coaches and decided to part ways in November.

White-Pittman went on to average 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.

UNT has been recruiting White-Pittman for the last few months.

White-Pittman is 6-foot-2 and can play either the point guard or shooting guard spots and believes he would fit in well with UNT’s style of play.

Here are a few highlights from his senior season.

The Mean Green has focused on becoming more of an uptempo team as it prepares for its third season under Tony Benford.

Adding White-Pittman could be a part of that plan.

“I can get to the basket and can also shoot the ball to keep defenses honest,” White-Pittman said.

UNT has revamped its roster in the off-season and has already signed JUCO guards Todd Eaglin, Carrington Ward and DeAndre Harris. The Mean Green also returns point guard Chris Jones and shooting guards Jordan Williams, T.J. Taylor and Maurice Aniefiok.

White-Pittman is considering joining that stable of guards as he prepares for his visit to Denton next week.

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