Whitted fell in love with basketball and spearheaded the start of his career while playing at Trask Jr. High School. Leading the team to a city championship in the 1986-1987 season.
In 1990 Kevin Whitted was a four time letterman standout at E.A. Laney High School in Wilmington, NC. In addition to being All Regional and All State his sophomore-senior years, he was a McDonald’s All American starting forward in basketball. The E.A. Laney High School Buccaneers went to the state playoffs for 3 straight seasons while Whitted was on the team. As the all- time leading scorer (1,554 pts) at E.A. Laney, Whitted’s jersey was retired in 2007. He was inducted into the E.A. Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
Kevin Whitted enrolled in the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1991 as an Information Technology major. He scored 972 points in his 3 year basketball career which includes letterman status at the university.
Whitted has enjoyed a seven year professional basketball career in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks and the European League. He was also selected to play on the USA Select European tour; earning the 1997 MVP award in the playoff tournament in Madrid, Spain.
While coaching for 17 years Whitted has made impressive strides. He began in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the Professional Basketball League (PBL). During Whitted’s first two years as a head coach, he won two division championships in the ABA with the Atlanta Vision and the Wilmington Sea Dawgs. His well-rounded background also includes the role of General Manager and President of Basketball Operations for the Wilmington Sea Dawgs.
After two seasons at the helm with the Sea Dawgs, Whitted made his NBA D-League debut as an Assistant Coach with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers affiliate) and then went on to be the Assistant Coach of the Springfield Armor (Brooklyn Nets affiliate). Whitted was named Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He was also the Assistant Coach for the Memphis Grizzlies NBA Summer League. Lastly, Whitted was the inaugural Head Coach of the NBA G-League Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks affiliate).
Whitted has been nationally recognized as a basketball skill developer working alongside top skill developers and NBA players: Amare Stoudemire, Vince Carter, Deron Williams and LeBron James in the Nike Skills Academies. He is the founder of Kevin Whitted Basketball Services (KWBS) located in Memphis, TN. KWBS is a curriculum-based training program for youth grades 2nd-12th as well as college and professional players.
Kevin also founded the Get Whitted Hoops Foundation which focuses on grooming players on and off the court on life skills.