Josh Pittman

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Josh Pittman
Juventud Sionista
Position Shooting guard
League Liga Nacional de Básquet
Personal information
Born (1976-07-14) July 14, 1976 (age 38)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College UNC Asheville (1994–1998)
Pro playing career 1998–present
Career history
1998–2002 Peñarol de Mar del Plata (Argentina)
2002 Bignami Castlmaggiore (Italy)
2002–2003 Asheville Altitude (NBDL)
2003 Quilmes de Mar del Plata (Argentina)
2003–2004 Asociación Deportiva Atenas (Argentina)
2005 Gatos de Monagas (Colombia)
2005 Peñarol de Mar del Plata (Argentina)
2005–2006 Delfines de Miranda (Venezuela)
2006–2007 Peñarol de Mar del Plata (Argentina)
2007 Libertad de Sunchales (Argentina)
2008–2009 Halcones UV Cordoba (Mexico)
2010–2011 Obras Sanitarias (Argentina)
2011–2012 Libertad de Sunchales (Argentina)
2012–present Juventud Sionista (Argentina)
Career highlights and awards

Abdul Joshua "Josh" Pittman (born July 14, 1976) is an American professional basketball player. He has played in numerous countries throughout his career and currently plays in Argentina. Pittman played college basketball at University of North Carolina at Asheville and was named the Big South Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year twice, in 1997 and 1998. He is a 6'6", 200-pound shooting guard.

College[edit]

Pittman, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, stayed in his home state to play college basketball. He attended UNC Asheville between 1994–95 and 1997–98 after graduating from high school in 1994. Through his first two seasons he only accumulated approximately 400 points and had an otherwise typical college career. Then, in his junior season with the Bulldogs, Pittman averaged 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. The Bulldogs won the regular season Big South Conference championship behind Pittman's league-leading scoring average, which was also the sixth-highest average in school history. In his senior season, he averaged 18.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. For the first time in UNC Asheville history, the men's basketball team repeated as the regular season conference champions. Consequently, Pittman became just the second Big South player (at the time) to be named the conference player of the year twice. He finished his college career with 1,547 points—the most in the program's history—and his 175 steals were a then-school record as well.

Professional[edit]

Pittman never made it to the National Basketball Association, so he decided to play professionally overseas. From 1998 until December 2001 he played in Argentina for Peñarol de Mar del Plata. He then signed with Italy's Bignami Castelmaggiore in January 2002, for whom he played 18 games. Pittman headed back to Argentina after signing with Quilmes de Mar del Plata. Over the course of the next 10 years, he played for various squads in Argentina, Venezuela and Mexico. As of the 2012–13 basketball season, Pittman plays for Juventud Sionista in the Liga Nacional de Básquet, Argentina's First Division.

Achievements[edit]

  • Big South Conference Player of the Year (1997, 1998)
  • Big South 1st Team (1998)
  • Latinbasket.com Argentinian LigaA All-Imports Team (2003, 2004, 2007)
  • Argentinian League All-Stars Game -04 (MVP) (2005)
  • Liga Sudamericana Champion (2004)
  • Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 2nd Team (2004)
  • Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 1st Team (2007)
  • Argentinian LigaA All-Stars Game (2007)
  • Argentinian Cup Winner (2006)
  • Argentinian LigaA Regular Season Champion (2007, 2011)
  • Argentinian LigaA Finalist (2007)
  • Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Honorable Mention (2009)
  • Argentinian LigaA All-Star Game (2011)

References[edit]

  1. "Joshua Pittman basketball profile". Eurobasket, Inc. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  2. Jarrett, Keith (June 20, 2011). "Josh Pittman Helps With Basketball Camp". UNCABulldogs.com. Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  3. "Josh Pittman Selected to Big South Hall of Fame". University of North Carolina at Asheville. April 28, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2011.