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.
The 6-foot-6, 205-pound small forward from the Chester (VA.) Miller School chose the Jayhawks Friday over N.C. State, West Virginia, Louisville, Texas, Georgetown and Richmond.
“I think it was a huge opportunity there to play and I have a great relationship with the staff,” White told his local NBC affiliate. “Coach Dooley, Bill Self, they’ve been good to me. And seeing them play on TV many times, I just see an opportunity to play and their style fits my strengths.”
“He has improved the most in one year’s time span (of anybody he’s ever seen),” Team Loaded coach Ty White told the Lawrence Journal-World. “He can stroke it out of this world. His body is built like a man. He is putting it (ball) on the deck a lot more while rebounding it very well for his position. He plays both ends of the court.”
White joins signed bigs Perry Ellis, Zach Peters and Landen Lucas and committed guard Anrio Adams in KU’s 2012 class.
For more on KU’s 2012 recruiting targets, read the feature on FiveStarBasketball.com.
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.