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.
James White, a 6-foot-8, 223-pound graduate transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock, committed to Georgia Tech and will be immediately eligible.
“The reason I chose Georgia Tech, with the team they have all they need is just one more piece,” White told SNY.tv by phone. “The games that they lost, they lost a lot of close games by two points, a lot of close games. So I just thought it was experience. And so for next year, I think they have the mindset of winning. And I just want to be a part of something like that.”
White, who plays both forward spots, also considered Georgia, Oklahoma State, Alabama and Boston College.
He averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks last season in 15 games, but suffered a stress fracture in his tibia that ended his season.
“I will bring scoring, rebounding and a defensive lock-down guy on the 2, 3, 4 spot,” he said.
White joins a 2015 class that includes Virginia Tech graduate transfer Adam Smith and two Atlanta natives who transferred in forwards Nick Jacobs (South Atlanta) and Charles Mitchell (Wheeler).
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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.