FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas men’s basketball head coach Mike Anderson announced on the first day of the early signing period that highly-touted guard Jimmy Whitt of Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo. has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join the Razorbacks next season.
A consensus top 70 player in the class of 2015, Whitt participated in the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini-camp held in early October in Colorado Springs. The long 6-foot-4 guard who has a 7-foot-3 wingspan enters his senior season already holding the school’s career mark for points (1,586) and steals (303).
Whitt averaged 22.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 4.4 steals per game as a junior for head coach David Johnson en route to helping Hickman go 27-3 and reach the Missouri Class 5 championship game. As a sophomore in 2012-13, Whitt produced 18.6 points per night the Kewpies made their first trip to the state semifinals since 1982. Over his last two seasons, Whitt has 271 steals.
Coach Anderson On Whitt
“Jimmy is a long and athletic guard with a great basketball IQ,” said Anderson. “He can score, create for others, rebound and is a winner. He’s a high character kid that comes from a great family and his funny and witty personality fits well with our team. Jimmy is a guy we identified early and wanted. We’re happy he’s now part of our family.”
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