Top-100 combo guard James White revealed his top12 NCAA Basketball schools still under consideration on Sunday evening.
The Georgia-native has Creighton, Arizona State, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Alabama, Ole Miss, and Xavier. Averaging 25 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game on 60% shooting for Heritage High School last season, James White has surged in the rankings despite Covid-19 limiting his opportunities to prove his talents. His consistent scoring in limited tournaments over the last month has resulted in a rise in offers from high major NCAA Basketball programs.
His offensive reliability has drawn a lot of interest across the nation, specifically in his ability to create his own shot. White is very strong at producing space between his desired spot and his defender when he pulls the trigger. His lethality as a midrange shooter makes him exceptionally dangerous when defenses choose to run him off the 3-point line.
Also a solid defender, his 6’5 frame and 6’7” wingspan cause opposing offenses difficulty passing the ball around or getting shots off comfortably. His versatility to play and guard multiple positions on the floor will bode well for early playing opportunities at the next level, as well as improving his value to college coaches. In looking for his new basketball home, White told Andrew Hattersley of 247sports.com “playing style, player development and … a family-type atmosphere” is at the top of his list.
With 12 teams on the list, White is considering programs that can offer early playing time, desired environment, and others with a bit of both. Which of the remaining schools are true contenders and which are likely to be out on the next cut?