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Josh Pittman Selected to Big South Hall of Fame

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Release: April 28, 2010
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Former UNC Asheville men's basketball player Josh Pittman will be inducted into the Big South Conference Hall of Fame on June 3 at High Point. Pittman, who was placed into the UNC Asheville Hall of Fame last February, is one of six individuals who will be inducted as part of the 2010 Big South Hall of Fame Class.                  

Pittman was named Big South Player of the Year in 1997 and 1998 -- just the second player at the time to be named Men's Basketball Player of the Year twice. He helped lead the Bulldogs to two consecutive Big South regular-season titles in 1997 and 1998 -- the school's first such championships.  Pittman led the Big South in scoring with an 18.4 per game average in 1997-98, becoming the first UNC Asheville player to lead the Conference in scoring, while posting the sixth-highest scoring average in school history.  He also tied for the League-lead in field goal percentage that season.  Pittman was a two-time First-Team All-Big South honoree and earned All-Tournament Team honors in 1998.  He finished his career as UNC Asheville's fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,547 points -- the most in the program's Division I history, as well as the Bulldogs' all-time steals leader with 175, which now ranks second in school history.  Pittman, who graduated as the Big South's 11th leading scorer, now ranks among the top 20 in Conference history in scoring, steals and field goals made (588).  Upon graduation, Pittman has enjoyed a long and productive professional career internationally, and is currently playing for the Halcones UV Cordoba in Mexico.

"I'm very happy for Josh Pittman to be selected to the Big South Conference Hall of Fame," commented Bulldog head coach Eddie Biedenbach. "He is very deserving of this award. Josh had a great career for UNC Asheville and was a pleasure to coach."

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