Along with his AAU teammate Jeremy Jacob, power forward Malcolm White, of the Louisiana Future AAU club, turned some heads with his play in April. Both players are headed to Millersburg (Ky.) Prep school, but White, a 6-foot-8,215-pound power forward will reclassify all the way to the 2008 class.
"I'm going to prep to catch up on my GPA and to also get better," he said. "I want to develop a NBA body. I need to work on my ball handling.
"I play hard and physical, but I need to get more physical, which will come as I get stronger. The next two years I'm going to hit the weight room hard. I want to get good enough to play in The League one day."
Three schools comprise White's early school list.
"Right now I like USC, Arizona and Mississippi State," said White. "USC has offered and is the leader right now."
Coach Titus Randle of the Louisiana Future had this breakdown of White's game.
"Malcolm is a versatile athlete," said White's AAU coach Titus Randle. "He's a shot blocker and an excellent defender, both on and off the ball. He ha nice touch around the basket and will dunk anything that comes off the rim."
This past weekend, White performed well for the P Miller All Stars in the Cactus Classic, averaging 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
During the high school White nearly averaged a triple/double with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 8 blocks per game last season for Saint Helena Central High in Greensburg, La. He was named a state player of the year for his efforts.