Q&A With Ex-Texas and Current Miami Heat Center Dexter Pittman

Q&A With Ex-Texas and Current Miami Heat Center Dexter Pittman


By Steve Hunt/FoxSportsSouthwest.com


Dexter Pittman had a solid four-year stay at Texas. After fighting off questions about his weight when he arrived in Austin, the big guy kept his weight under control for the Longhorns and had a successful stay with the Burnt Orange. Heading into the 2010 NBA Draft, those questions about his weight continued to be there but the consensus was that Pittman, whose dad Johnny, played at Oklahoma State, would go likely in the second round. He did. When the Miami Heat picked him 32nd overall, not only did he realize a lifelong dream of being drafted into the NBA, but he also knew he was about to embark on a new phase of his life both on and off the court.


How have things been in Miami so far?
Pittman: It