Justin Pitts is the reigning DII basketball player of the year. His Bearcats have two losses over the past two seasons and are coming off a 23-game winning streak. He scored 23 points in capturing the program’s first national championship on the hardwood. He’s also the active leading point scorer in any division in all of college basketball with 2,193 point besting names of DI bombers like Jordan Howard and Trevon Bluiett.

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Life’s been good for Pitts in Maryville, Missouri. And it’s seemingly only getting better.

“We had a lot of new guys that didn’t get to play very much last year so it’s exciting to see what they bring to help us now that they are getting minutes,” Pitts told NCAA.com. “We are just focused every day to try and get better.”

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