July 23, 2007

Four-star big man will join Rebels in 2007

Ole Miss head basketball coach Andy Kennedy got a pleasant surprise over the weekend, adding a four-star big man to his incoming recruiting class.

Malcolm White, who committed last March to join the Rebels in 2008, received word that he'd been cleared by the NCAA to enroll in school this August.

White, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Genesis One in Mendenhall, said he feels great about heading to Oxford earlier than planned.

"It'll be great to start my college career," he said.

White enrolled in summer school to take his last core class, giving him 14 - enough to qualify.

"I'm just waiting for some stuff to come back from the NCAA, but everything's all set," he said. "I'm all cleared."

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