Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Stilman White, a 6-foot, 170-pound point guard out of Hoggard High School in Wilmington, N.C., has verbally committed to North Carolina after being offered a scholarship by head coach Roy Williams this week.
White averaged 20.5 point, 4.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists for Hoggard and shot better than 50 from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc. He chose Carolina over UNC Wilmington, Brigham Young and Utah State.
“I had a phone conversation with coach Williams,” White told WWAY of North Carolina. “I told him I was ready to be a Tar Heel. He said he was excited and he hoped I would be able to do good things up there. This is also a huge relief for me. This whole thing has been a burden on my shoulders the last couple weeks.”
He could be a successor to current freshman point guard Kendall Marshall.
The most interesting thing about him, though, is that that he’s a Mormon, and thus will take a two-year mission after his freshman season in 2011-12 and won’t return to the program until the 2014-15 season.
By that time, he figures to be a backup behind 2012 commit Marcus Paige.RELATED CONTENT**Paige to North Carolina
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.