If you have seen Malcolm White play, you probably have a story to tell about the bouncy 6-foot-8 forward from Greensburg, La. By the end of the school year, his new head coach Victor Evans could be basketball's version of Aesop's Fables.
White has reclassified into the class of 2008 and is now at Genesis One in Mendelhall, Miss. In his short time there, White has already given Evans plenty to talk about.
"The first day he got here, we had an open gym and I walked in there and see just this kid grab a rebound out of his zone, outside of the paint and just go over everybody from the same spot and just absolutely dunked the heck out of the ball," Evans said.
"He's as athletic as any kid I've seen come through here."
White is freakish, much like former Louisiana sleeper Tyrus Thomas. Unlike Thomas, though, White ranks amongst the top 35 players in the class of 2008. The high-major coaches certainly know who he is and where he is at these days.
Evans said USC, Mississippi State, Florida State, LSU and Ole Miss are the main schools after him. Evans said over 30 schools are en route to Genesis One over the next two weeks to see White and the rest of his players in action. Evans said the best is still yet to come from White.
"He can be as good as he wants to be," Evans said. "He hasn't even touched his ability. It will be a process of getting polished. We are working on everything from catching the ball, facing up, reading the defender and things like that. There is no telling on how good he is going to be. It's scary.
"If he isn't in the gym, he's in the weight room. The kid is just an animal."
This time next year, every coach in the southeast will have a story about White.