Posted by Jeff Borzello
RALEIGH, N.C. – Some players rest on their laurels after rising up rankings and becoming high-major recruits.
Andrew White is not one of them.
“I now have to prove I’m as good as advertised,” White said last weekend at the Tournament of Champions.
White parlayed an impressive winter and spring into a top-100 ranking by many services, and the 6-foot-6 small forward from The Miller School (Va.) is making sure it stays that way.
He put his reputation on the line against fellow 2012 prospect T.J. Warren at the Ravenscroft School (N.C.) last week.
“I heard he played the same position as me, so I was looking forward to it,” White said. “It’s good to have the top players. It’s good to matchup with someone as good or better than you.”
While White struggled to defend Warren and also faded somewhat in the second half, his complete skill-set was on display.
His size and athleticism makes him a difficult matchup on the offensive end, as he runs the floor extremely well and attacks the basket with a purpose. White is improving his outside jumper, and is highly-effective with his mid-range game.
Since reclassifying to 2012, White has seen his recruitment skyrocket from mostly mid-majors to a smattering of schools at a variety of levels. He mentioned George Mason, Old Dominion, Connecticut, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Boston College, Providence, Utah, BYU and South Florida.
“I’m wide open,” White said.
While he holds at least 15 offers, he is still very motivated to make sure everyone knows he can compete at the highest level.
“Some schools passed up on me in 2011,” White said. “I’ve got to show I’m worthy of a place like that.”
Photo: Charlottesville Daily Progress