D.J. White, a 6-8, 225-pound power forward prospect, is one of the top players in the nation in the Class of 2004. His epic battle with David Padgett last December is one for the ages. It was a battle against a player White referred to as the best he faced all this year.
"We were going at it. We had to. He's a good player. I learned a couple things from him. That was my first time ever seeing him."
With White's aspirations, it won't be the last time he rises to a challenge like the one Padgett presented.
TheInsiders.com network rates White a five-star prospect, among the very best in the country.
The only question is where?
"Right now I haven't too much thought about it," White told us in a recent interview. White went on to say that he wouldn't mind taking some visits in the near future but doesn't have any set up and will wait and see what the various college coaches say to him after their seasons conclude.
White will play with the Alabama Lasers at the Boo Williams Invitational. "I can't wait."
Neither can we. Along with other scouts and reporters, I'll be on hand to view the action.
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