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New Orleans, LA (Future150) -- Tulane picked up a 2014 commitment Wednesday night. Holy Cross (LA) junior point guard Greg White-Pittman decided to end his college search early and give a verbal pledge to Coach Ed Conroy and the Green Wave.
For White-Pittman, the decision was one of relationships, fit, and comfort. Close to his home in New Orleans, Tulane was one of the first schools to start recruiting him, and White-Pittman said he has developed a strong bond with Coach Conroy.
“With most colleges’ coaches, you talk to the assistant a lot or whoever is recruiting you, but I’ve had constant communication with the head coach, and I feel like that says a lot,” he said.
Now at 6’3” and 205 pounds, White-Pittman brings a lot to the table from the point guard spot. His size gives him the ability to take advantage of smaller guards, and he believes that Tulane’s spread offense will give him the freedom to utilize this aspect of his game.
“Everyone has the green light to make plays for themselves, and that fits my game well.”
White-Pittman is confident in the direction of the program as a whole, and this made the decision even easier on him.
“Tulane I feel like is an up and coming program, and they are part of a great conference in Conference USA.”
By deciding early, White-Pittman said it will allow him to simply focus on basketball and improving his game, not having to worry about the exhausting recruiting process that many kids carry with them through the spring of their senior year.
“I’m going into this season trying to win games. I’m not trying to overthink things or impress anyone or think too much about who might be watching.”
A standout from the 2011 Future150 New Orleans Camp, White-Pittman’s recruitment began to take form after his impressive performance, in which he showcased his fundamentally sound game and high basketball IQ.
He had also garnered interest from Oklahoma, Houston, Oral Roberts, and Louisiana Tech.