D.J. White Lists 4 Schools

D.J. White, a skilled 6-8, 230 pound power forward from Hillcrest H.S. in Tuscaloosa, Ala., has pared his list of colleges to just four schools.
White told that he is considering North Carolina, Indiana, Florida and Mississippi State. He said that all four programs have offered him scholarships. When asked about Alabama not being on his list, White said: "It's just not right for me. Style of play is important to me. I like to get up and down. I want to play different positions, not just on the block."
White added: "I don't have a leader right now. All of the schools are the same."
Of course, White was on the campus of Indiana University all weekend long playing for the Alabama Lasers' program, which was eliminated in the round of 16 by the Athletes First program out of Oklahoma.
"I've seen the campus and talked to Coach Davis," White said. "The fan support here is great."
Indeed, many IU fans came out to watch White and his Lasers squad play all weekend long.
"I look at that as a positive if I do decide to come here," he said. "The fans will be behind me 100 percent."
Of course, IU has some stiff competition in the form of three Southern schools, including two Southeastern Conference programs.
"I like the style of play at Florida," White said. "Coach Donovan likes to get up and down the floor."
"With Mississippi State, they are willing to put me in and play me at different positions," White continued. "Like with Michael Ignerski, sometimes he would play down on the block and at other times, he would play on the perimeter."
White said he doesn't want to be pigeonholed strictly as an inside player who is confined to the low blocks. He has some shooting and ball handling skills that suggest he could make the transition to the three slot at the next level.
"I also am thinking about how I fit in at a school," he added. "The coaching staff will also play a big factor."
White averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks per game this past season at Hillcrest. He said he carries a 3.5 GPA in the classroom and scored a 17 on the ACT.
White's busy summer ahead includes pit stops at the NBA Players Camp in Richmond, Va., the USA Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis. He'll also tour with the Lasers, who will attend the Peach Jam (if invited) and the AAU Super Showcase.