Jimmy Whitt Jr. - Men's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#33 Jimmy Whitt Jr.

G | Gr. Sr. | 6-3 | 175 | Columbia, Mo. | Hickman HS / SMU

– Began his career at Arkansas before transferring to SMU … Returned to the Razorbacks for the 2019-20 season as a graduate transfer.
– Received his B.S. in Sport Management from SMU in May 2019 … Pursuing an M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning from Arkansas
– For his four-year collegiate career, Whitt has played in 127 games, starting 105, while scoring 1,359 points (10.7 avg.) with 581 rebounds (4.6 avg.), 337 assists (2.7 avg.) and 167 steals (1.3 avg.) … Had eight career double-double, including a triple-double, with three double-doubles in 2019-20.
– Was selected to participate in the 2020 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (pre-NBA draft camp)

2019-20 (Gr. Sr. at Arkansas):
Only Razorback to start all 32 games … Was 19th in the NCAA/2nd in the SEC in minutes played (37:02) … Ranked 14th in the SEC in scoring (14.0 ppg) … Also ranked seventh in the SEC in FG% (.487 – ranked 25th among Division I guards) and FG Made (181) while ranking 11th in steals (1.38) … Was the only graduate transfer to move up to a power conference and average more points than his previous season … Had three double-doubles: Texas Southern (17 points and 10 rebounds), Western Kentucky (17 points and 12 rebounds) and LSU (26 points and 15 rebounds) … Named MVP of the Collegiate Hoops Roadshow – Razorback Regional … Averaged 19.8 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 63% from the field … Had 14 points and seven rebounds versus Montana … Record sixth career double-double — first as a Razorback — vs. Texas Southern with 17 points and 10 rebounds … Tied a then carer high with 24 points vs South Dakota … Was 11-of-14 from the field … Set an Arkansas record for most points by a guard in the 3-point era without attempting a 3-pointer (@HogStats.com) … Tied his then career high a second time in three games with 24 points versus Northern Kentucky with nine rebounds … Scored 1,000th career point on an old-fashion 3-point play vs the Norse … Only scored six points on 3-of-12 shooting at Georgia Tech, but played great defense versus Michael Devoe, getting two blocked shots and holding Devoe to 4-of-16 shooting … Scored 10 points and tied for team highs in both assists (4) and steals (3) vs. Valpo … Played all 40 minutes at LSU, the first Razorback to play all 40 minutes in a regulation game since 2009) … Scored 22 points — at the time was his most versus SEC opponent … Also set SEC highs in FG (9), FGA (13), FT (4) and FTA (4) … Made 7-of-8 from the free throw line, including two with eight seconds left, to seal the come-from-behind win at Ole Miss … Finished with 11 points and two steals versus the Rebels … In the win over Vanderbilt, scored a career-high 30 points while leading the team in rebounds (8) and blocked shots (2) … Was 14-of-24, including his first 3-point attempt of the year (a desperation shot as the buzzer sounded for halftime) … The 14 made field goals set an Arkansas record for most by a Razorback guard in the 3-point era … Career-best 8-of-8 from the free throw line in scoring 14 vs Kentucky … Added two blocked shots, two assists and a steal against the Wildcats … Tied for team-high honors with 20 points at Mississippi State … Played all 40 minutes in the win over TCU … Scored 20 and locked down TCU leading scorer Desmond Bane who was just 3-of-6 FG and 8 points … Played a key role in the come-from-behind win at Alabama … Scored 26 (11-of-19) and was 4-of-4 at the charity stripe while adding four rebounds and SEC career-high four steals … Had 18 of his 26 in the second half (7-of-10 FG; 4-4 FT) … Had six points in an 11-1 run from 3:54-1:20 to turn 3-point deficit to a 7-point lead … Scored 15 in his return to his hometown Columbia • Led the team with 19 points at Tennessee, going a career-best 11-of-16 at the FT line … Grabbed a team-high six rebounds and handed out an SEC career-high three assists vs Mississippi State … In the Tennessee win, had his third game where he dominated on the defensive end … While he scored six points, had six rebounds and dished out four assists, Whitt shutdown UT guard Santiago Vescovi and took Tennessee out of its offense … In the first meeting at Tennessee, Vescovi scored 20 points, making 3-of-4 from 3-point range and 5-of-6 at the line, with eight assists … In the return game, Whitt held Vescovi to six points (3-of-8 from the field and 0-of-4 from 3-point range) with zero assists and five turnovers … Shined bright on Senior Night, willing Arkansas to a win over LSU … Had third double-double (8th career) with 26 points (2nd-best career effort) and a career-high 15 rebounds (14 defensive) … Added five assists (tying season high and an SEC career high) and two steals … Led the team with five rebounds and four assists at Texas A&M, adding 10 points … In the SEC Tourney win over Vanderbilt, had 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds while adding three assists.

2018-19 (Jr. at SMU): Started all 30 games he played, missing two due to a shoulder injury … Averaged 12.3 points (25th AAC) … Led team in rebounds (6.4 avg., 8th AAC),; offensive rebounds (2.1 avg., 12th AAC), assists (4.0 avg., 9th AAC), assist/to ratio (2.7 avg., 2nd AAC & 25thNCAA); and steals (1.4 avg., 10th AAC)… Only player in AAC rankings for points (30 ranked), rebounds (20 ranked), assists (15 ranked) and steals (15 ranked) … Was one of 26 in the nation with at least one triple-double and had five double-doubles … Scored double-digits 20 times with seven games with 8-plus rebounds, 11 games with 5-plus assists and 7 games with 3-plus steals … Made the AAC Weekly Honor Roll four times (Dec. 3, Dec. 24, Jan. 7 and Jan. 14) … Triple-double included 12 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, with three steals, in the win vs McNeese State (first triple-double at SMU since 1999 and fifth time in program history) … Recorded career highs of 24 points and 12 FG made against #23 Cincinnati in the AAC Quarterfinal … Had 23 points against UCF (2/10) … Notched 20 points with six assists and six rebounds against #17 Houston (1/16) … Recorded fifth double-double of the season and third in a row with 10 points and 10 rebounds in win over Tulsa (1/12) … Scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds at UConn (1/10) … Recorded a then career-high 22 points (all in the first half) with six rebounds, four assists and three steals in the win versus Cornell ……Had 18 points on 9-10 FGs, including the game-winner with 4.2 seconds left, in the 77-76 win versus Wright State … Pumped in 20 points (8-13 FG) with six rebounds, five assists and a steal versus Lipscomb.

2017-18 (RSo. at SMU): Started all 33 games … Averaged 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists (8th AAC) and 1.8 steals (3rd AAC) … His 2.1 assist/turnover ratio ranked third in the AAC … Named to the AAC Weekly Honor Roll twice (Dec. 18 and Jan. 29) … Scored 10+ points in 16 games … Had 16 points with six assists and five rebounds versus #12 Wichita State … Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds with nine points, three assists, two blocks and two steals at Tulsa (2/1) …Totaled 18 points (9-14 FG) and a career-high five steals (including 4 straight possessions) in the win vs Tulane (1/20) … Had 16 points (8-9 FG), four rebounds, three steals and two assists in win versus Boise State … Posted career highs of 19 points and eight assists with six rebounds and three steals versus New Orleans …Added 14 points, four rebounds and three steals in the win vs #14 Southern California … Had eight points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 36 minutes in the win versus #2 Arizona.

2016-17 (So. at SMU): Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

2015-16 (Fr. at Arkansas): Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … Played in all 32 games, starting 10 … Averaged 6.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.6 steals …  Converted 79.2 percent of his free-throws … Scored a season-high 15 points in 20 minutes against Missouri, going 7-for-11 with three rebounds and one steal … Pulled down a season-best five rebounds against Charleston Southern … Finished with nine double-digit scoring performances, including five in his first six collegiate games.

High School: A three-time All-State selection … Rated as a No. 55 overall prospect and 4-star recruit by Rivals.com … Ranked No. 1 in the state of Missouri by 247Sports.com and ESPN.com … Nominated to play in the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game … Scored 825 points during his senior year, averaging 30.6 per game …  … Ended his high school career with a school-record 2,411 points and 399 steals … As a junior, participated in the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini-camp … Attended the NBPA Top 100 Camp.