Prospective Student-Athlete Information - Men's Basketball
We are excited about your interest in the University of
North Texas and Mean Green men's basketball. Armed with a reputation for
high-octane offense and hustling defense, Tony Benford is taking the reins of a
North Texas basketball program that is primed to take the next step. A veteran
of 20 years of coaching in Division I basketball and 14 postseason trips,
Benford is a proven recruiter in the state of Texas that has coached five
first-round draft picks and five conference player-of-the-year honorees.
Benford takes over a Mean Green program that has averaged 21 wins per season
over the last six years, and has been to each of the last three Sun Belt
Tournament finals. North Texas also claimed the 2007 and 2010 Sun Belt
Quick Hits On North Texas
A member of the Sun Belt
Conference, North Texas has captured 14 conference championships since 2001.
Individually, 58 Mean Green student-athletes were named All-Sun Belt Conference
during the 2010-11 school year. This past season, the Mean Green finished in
the top three at conference championships in six sports, including three
third-place finishes for the Mean Green track & field teams. The volleyball
team won a share of the West Division title, while the men's basketball team
advanced to the conference championship game for the second straight year.
In 2010-11, both golf teams saw
postseason play. The men's and women's golf teams received at-large bids to the
NCAA Regional Tournament after posting record-breaking seasons. The men
finished in a tie for second at the conference tournament and finished in the
top 5 in nine of their 10 regular season tournaments. The women finished fourth
in the conference tournament and won four regular-season tournaments.
The men's basketball teams
have won at least 20 games for five consecutive years, and the soccer program
continued its winning tradition by posting its 16th straight winning
season in 2010. The swimming and diving team posted its third straight
third-place finish at the conference tournament.
Athletic Success | Academic Achievements
The Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Please note that, per NCAA rules, coaches can only respond via e-mail to juniors (after September 1) and seniors in high school. Coaches must mail responses to freshmen and sophomores, per NCAA rules. You can call any North Texas coach, but they cannot return your phone call unless you are a senior in high school.
Recognized as one of the finest college basketball facilities in the nation, the Super Pit is home to both the University of North Texas men's and women's basketball teams. Built in 1973, the coliseum is designed for multi-purpose use and is frequently the setting for concerts and theater stage productions as well as athletic events.
Mean Green Compliance
What every prospective student-athlete should know about the recruiting process.
Academic Athletic Services
In the Fall of 2005, the academic and compliance staff relocated to the Mean Green Village. Located on Bonnie Brae, the new Student-Athlete Development Center is three times the size of the former academic center. The Center serves as the cornerstone of the Mean Green Village and is only a short walk from the surrounding sports facilities.
Admissions Process and Deadlines
Link to the University of North Texas undergraduate web site containing admissions requirements and deadlines.