North Texas basketball signs Louisiana 5A Player of the Year White-Pittman

DENTON, Texas – North Texas head basketball coach Tony Benford has announced the signing of Louisiana Sportswriters Association Class 5A MVP Greg White-Pittman to a National Letter of Intent.

"We’re extremely excited to have Greg join our Mean Green family," Benford said. "He’s a great character kid who comes from a tremendous family. Scott Monarch has done a great job of recruiting Greg for the last few months, and we expect him to make a great addition. Greg can play the point or shooting guard positions, and he will see the floor right away. He has an unmatched ability to score the basketball and create opportunity for his teammates, and he’s a solid defender. Offensively, he is a scoring threat at all three levels: from 3-point, midrange, and he can finish at the rim."

White-Pittman (click here to see his high school video highlights) joins Mean Green great Josh White, the 2007 LSWA Class 1A MVP from Baton Rouge’s Christian Life Academy, as recent North Texas basketball signees with Louisiana state MVP honors on their resume. He also joins fellow signee Jeremy Combs, the Texas 2013 4A scoring champ, as state scoring leaders on the North Texas roster this fall.

White-Pittman Quick Hitters

• Named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A MVP following his standout senior campaign, giving White-Pittman back-to-back all-state nods.

• Tied for the Louisiana Class 5A scoring lead with an average of 25.6 points per game. He also racked up 5.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

• Is the nephew of former 13-year NBA veteran Robert Pack, who currently serves as an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

• Averaged 30.0 points per game in District 9-5A play as a senior en route to Catholic League Player of the Year honors.

• Ranked No. 9 on the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Terrific 20 of 2014.

• Scored 20 points to help lead the East squad to a 101-99 victory in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star Game.

• Was a two-time New Orleans large School’s (5A, 4A) All-Area selection.

• Averaged 21.7 points per game as a junior, including a career-high 42-point performance against Slidell, which earned him all-area and all-state honors.

• Despite coming off the bench as a sophomore, White-Pittman averaged 10.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game and earned All-District 10-4A honors.

• As a freshman at Houma Christian (21.3 PPG), White-Pittman earned District 8-B MVP and honorable mention all-state honors.

• White-Pittman joins Mean Green spring signees Muhammed Ahmed (6-7, F, Gillette CC) and Todd Eaglin (5-10, G, Tyler JC) and fall signees Jeremy Combs (6-7, F, Dallas Carter HS), DeAndre Harris (6-3, G, Tyler JC) and Carrington Ward (6-2, G, San Jacinto College).