Andrew White, from Chester and formerly of Thomas Dale high school’s basketball team has verbally committed to play at the University of Kansas. The commitment came last Friday, but under NCAA rules White won’t be eligible to sign officially until the regular signing period that begins on April 11, 2012.
White currently attends the Miller School (Charlottesville, VA) and transferred there after his junior season at Thomas Dale, playing under Athletic Director and head boy’s basketball coach, Steve Willard.
“He’s a 6’6 two guard,” said Willard. “His size, shooting and rebounding ability make him the most college ready player on our roster.”
In recent times, the Miller School has seen their basketball program take off, developing a total of four athletes that now play at schools such as Arkansas, Providence, Maryland, and Memphis. White will make the fifth player to play at major Division I program.
The guard’s choice of Kansas came over primarily Richmond, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State. White showed great potential during his time at Thomas Dale under head coach Eddie Goss, and last year at the Miller School he averaged 22 points per game to go with eight rebounds and four assists.
Rivals.com, a popular recruiting website, has White listed as the 56th best recruit in the nation, and he has also been mentioned as the best recruit in the state of Virginia.
For more coverage on Andrew White, check out next week’s edition of the Village News.