Georgia Tech Basketball: Former Jonesboro High School Standout James White Will Spend Graduate Season At Tech


Georgia Tech and head coach Brian Gregory continue to focus their energy on accumulating transfers as news broke today that Arkansas-Little Rock and former Jonesboro High School (Jonesboro, Ga.) standout James White will play as a graduate student at Georgia Tech this season.

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White is automatically eligible to play due to graduating this spring from UALR.

A two-year starter at forward, the 6-foot-7 White was an all-region and all-state selection coming out of Jonesboro High School and should receive major minutes for a Yellow Jacket squad in dire need of post scoring.

Former Maryland and Wheeler High School forward Charles Mitchell averaged 9.8 points and a team high 7.0 rebounds per game while a part-time starter.

Expect Mitchell and White to make up the bulk of the frontcourt scoring in 2015-16.

The AJC’s Michael Carvell reported earlier today on the transfer and noted that Tech,”beat out schools such as Alabama, Boston College, UGA, Alabama and Oklahoma State for White”.

He mentioned Alabama twice which probably was a typo because Alabama basketball is so far from relevant that he couldn’t have meant to mention the Crimson Tide twice on purpose.

With all due respect to the reporter and to Mr. White’s skill set, I don’t believe this recruitment was too difficult due to White’s stress fracture that resulted in his missing half of the 2014-15 season.

Another transfer, another spot on the roster not being utilized by a recruit that would have four seasons of eligibity instead of the one White will contribute.

Good luck to James White, it’s nice to have him back in town but overall it just looks like the same old, same old for Brian Gregory and his staff.