Chris Whitney has been named the director of player development for the Charlotte Bobcats. Whitney, who played at Clemson from 1991-93, will provide guidance to Bobcats players by helping them develop life skills, both professionally and socially, while assisting in planning for life after basketball.
Whitney played in 58 games for the Tigers after transferring from the junior college ranks. He made 167 three-point goals in two seasons, shooting 41 percent from long range. He still ranks seventh in Clemson history in career three-point goals, despite playing just two seasons. He is atop the Tiger record books in three-pointers per game (2.88) and second in school history in assists per game (6.1).
After his playing career at Clemson, Whitney was selected in the second round (No. 47 overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. He played 11 seasons in the NBA for four different teams and averaged 6.5 points per game. He played eight seasons with the Washington Wizards (formerly Bullets), where he remains the team’s all-time leader in free throw percentage (.885) and third in three-point goals (481).
While playing for the Wizards, Whitney created the C-WHIT (Children with Hope in Tomorrow) Foundation to assist programs dedicated to helping children in Washington, D.C. and his hometown of Hopkinsville, KY. He was runner-up for the NBA’s Sportsmanship Award in 2000-01.