Dexter

Mario Chalmers drops it off to Dexter Pittman who storms through the paint and throws it down. :17

Pittman's Strong And-one

Dexter Pittman takes the ball to the rack and is fouled while finishing the dunk. 0:21

Different Way To Use the Backboard

Dexter Pittman uses the top of the backboard to get the shot to fall. 0:20

First Workout: Dexter Pittman

Dexter Pittman speaks after his return to the American Airlines Arena 4:54
  • Position: Center | Height: 6'11.5" | Weight: 285
  • Years Pro: 1
  • Birthdate: 3/2/88 (Rosenberg, TX)
  • High School: Terry (Rosenberg, TX)
  • College: Texas


  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Drafted by the HEAT in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft…signed by the HEAT on July 15, 2010.

    2010-11 SEASON:

    Split the season between the Miami HEAT of the NBA and the Sioux Falls SkyForce of the NBA Development League…came off the bench in both games he appeared in for the HEAT and totaled two points and three rebounds in 11 minutes of action…missed 31 NBA games while on assignment to the SkyForce, 28 more as a healthy scratch on the HEAT's inactive list and another 21 games after injuring his knee on Feb. 12 in Sioux Falls' game vs. Idaho…had right knee debridement surgery on Feb. 15…made his NBA debut at Minnesota on Apr. 1 and was scoreless with two rebounds in 2:15 of action…had two assignments to the SkyForce (Nov. 26-Dec. 20 and Jan. 6-Feb. 12)…started all 22 games in which he appeared for Sioux Falls and averaged 14.5 points (.536 FG%, .548 FT%), 8.2 rebounds, 1.73 blocks, 1.2 assists and 27.7 minutes…was named to the 2011 NBA Development League All-Star Team but missed the game during NBA All-Star Weekend after suffering the knee injury on Feb. 12…NBA Season Highs: two points (at Toronto, Apr. 13), two rebounds (at Minnesota, Apr. 1) and 8:59 minutes (at Toronto, Apr. 13).

    NBA PLAYOFFS:

    2011: Was a healthy scratch on the inactive list for all 21 postseason games for the HEAT.

    COLLEGE:

    Played four seasons at the University of Texas appearing in 134 career games (59 starts) and averaged 6.6 points (.623 FG%, .601 FT%), 4.0 rebounds and 12.2 minutes…set the UT record for career field goal percentage and owns two of the top three single-season marks in school history…finished his career ranked eighth on the Longhorns' all-time blocked shots list…was a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection (first team in 2007-08 and second team in 2008-09)…earned the team's Most Improved Player Award as a freshman and shared it in his junior season…as a senior in 2009-10, started all 34 games and averaged 10.4 points (.654 FG%, .556 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 1.85 blocks and 19.1 minutes…set the UT single-season record for field goal percentage his senior year…also led the team in blocks…as a junior in 2008-09, appeared in all 35 games (24 starts) and averaged 10.1 points (.616 FG%, .691 FT%), 8.0 rebounds and 16.6 minutes…led the Longhorns in field goal percentage…as a sophomore in 2007-08, appeared in 36 games (one start) and averaged 2.8 points (.559 FG%, .561 FT%), 2.4 rebounds and 6.8 minutes…as a freshman in 2006-07, appeared in 29 games and averaged 2.6 points (.604 FG%, .471 FT%), 1.8 rebounds and 5.3 minutes.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is Dexter Jerome Pittman…son of Johnny Pittman and Selma Harris…father, Johnny, played basketball at Oklahoma State (1989-91)…has two brothers, Damon and the late Darius Johnson, and one sister, Germanie…majored in kinesiology at Texas…has his own website (www.dexterpittman.org)...would like to become a basketball coach at his high school when his playing career is over…is President of Success Achieved In Future Environments (S.A.F.E.), a non-profit organization that provides positive solutions and support through the sponsorship of educational and humanitarian programs and events with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances…is a part of the Get Fit with Big Pitt Challenge, a national health initiative that encourages people to come together and fight youth obesity…has lost close to 100 pounds since leaving high school…his favorite sport other than basketball is football, which he played in high school…wears size 18 sneakers.

    REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
    MINS: 2:15, at Minnesota (4-1-11)
    FGM: 0
    FGA: 1, at Minnesota (4-1-11)
    3-PT FGM: 0
    3-PT FGA: 0
    FTM: 0
    FTA: 0
    OR: 0
    DR: 2, at Minnesota (4-1-11
    TOT: 2, at Minnesota (4-1-11)
    AST: 0
    STL: 0
    TO: 2, at Minnesota (4-1-11)
    BLK: 0
    PTS: 0