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Dexter Pittman

  • Full Name: Dexter Jerome Pittman
  • Position: Center
  • Height/Weight: 6-10 / 290
  • Birthdate: March 2, 1988
  • College: Texas
Miami Heat Round 2: Pick 32
Texas
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 29 0 29 48 0.604 16 34 0.471 0 0 0.000 52 2 5 10 74 2.6
2007-08 36 1 38 68 0.559 23 41 0.561 0 0 0.000 87 6 3 18 99 2.8
2008-09 35 24 130 211 0.616 94 136 0.691 0 0 0.000 191 13 13 33 354 10.1
2009-10 34 34 140 214 0.654 75 135 0.556 0 0 0.000 199 17 12 63 355 10.4

Career Highlights: Led Texas in field goal percentage (.654) and blocks (63) as a senior. Earned the team's Most Improved Player honor as a freshman and shared the honor as a junior.

 

Senior (2009-10): Averaged 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 19.1 minutes per game. Posted season highs in points (23) and rebounds (15) in a win vs. North Carolina. Tallied 13 points, five rebounds and a season-high seven blocks vs. USC. Contributed 21 points and nine rebounds at Rice. Recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds at Arkansas, shooting 10-of-15 from the field.  Collected 21 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the season-opener vs. UC Irvine. Registered 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocks vs. Texas A&M-CC. Totaled 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks vs. Oklahoma State. Posted 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Iowa State. Had six blocks vs. Texas A&M and 13 rebounds at Oklahoma.

  

Junior (2008-09): In only 16.6 minutes per game, finished third on the team in scoring (10.1 ppg) and second in rebounds (5.5 rpg) and blocks (33). Started 24-of-35 games. Recorded 19 points (8-of-12 FGs) and set career highs in rebounds (20), blocks (4) and minutes (34) vs. Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals. Had a personal-best 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds vs. Colorado in the conference tourney opener.  Scored 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting vs. Missouri, adding seven rebounds and two blocks. Totaled 21 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. Appalachian State, shooting 8-of-12 from the field. Had 19 points on 7-of-9 field goals and three blocks vs. Texas Southern. Posted 17 points and 11 rebounds in the NCAA First Round vs. Minnesota. Recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Texas State. Dropped 16 points and three blocks at No. 9 Kansas. Converted 7-of-8 field goals en route to 16 points and seven against Baylor. Registered 13 points and 10 rebounds at Texas A&M.

  

Sophomore (2007-08): Averaged 2.8 points and 2.4 rebounds while pacing the team in field goal percentage (.559) and ranking third in blocks (18). Set a season-high with 14 points and seven rebounds at No. 23 Texas A&M. Averaged 5.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in 12.3 minutes during UT's four NCAA Tournament games. Registered 11 points and a season-high 10 rebounds in 16 minutes against Austin Peay in the NCAA First Round. Grabbed seven rebounds in only nine minutes against Oklahoma. Had six boards  in 10 minutes against No. 10 Stanford in the Sweet 16. Held Stanford center Brook Lopez without a field goal for the final 13:55 and scoreless for the last 9:25.

  

Freshman (2006-07): Averaged 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds, and shot a team-leading 60.4 percent. Reported to campus on June 1 for summer school at 366 pounds. Dropped over 70 pounds during the summer conditioning program and the course of the season. Opened his career with seven points and a season-high six rebounds in nine minutes against Alcorn State. Equaled his season-high with six rebounds and added eight points in a campaign-best 12 minutes against Nicholls State. Registered a season-high 10 points (5-of-6 FG), six rebounds and two blocks in 11 minutes against Texas Southern. Recorded nine points and five rebounds in six minutes against Texas State. Went 4-of-4 from the field for nine points in 10 minutes against UT-Arlington.

 

Strengths: Agile for his size. Strong and takes up a lot of space in the lane. Plays within himself. Good finisher around the basket. A quality shot-blocker and rebounder.

 

Personal: Father, Johnny, played basketball at Oklahoma State (1989-91).

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