Young Post Player Impressive at Auburn Camp

LaMarcus White is a young basketball prospect with plenty of potential who is drawing major college interest.

Columbus, Ga.--In a camp full of talented basketball prospects at Auburn last weekend, Carver High's LaMarcus White showed that he will be a prospect to watch for his upcoming junior season.

"The camp went well," White says of the one-day event. "There were a lot of good guys out there who had good games."

A growing 16-year-old who is currently 6-7, 185 pounds, he is expected to grow significantly before he heads off to college.

"I am working on getting stronger and being aggressive down low," White says. "I am still young and I know I am going to be a lot taller so I am working on my upper body strength as well as my legs. My doctor said I am going to be seven-foot-one and I am going to have another growth spurt."

White (left) shows his wingspan while playing defense.

White runs the floor well, has good quickness and plenty of natural athletic ability. Asked to describe what he does best as a player, he says, "A lot of coaches say I am a good passer. I can put the ball on the floor and shoot the 15-footer. I can rebound, crash the boards and block out, and I am good at playing man-to-man defense. The best part of my game is probably coming off the pick and roll and getting to the rim."

White says he has early scholarship offers from Northwestern and George Mason and is receiving attention from Georgia, Florida and Florida State in addition to Auburn.

"This past year I watched Auburn where my friend Chris Denson plays," White says. "I talk to him a lot and he told me a lot about the coaches and how the program is being run. It fits me well." The forward says he believes Auburn is close to offering him a scholarship.

Previously a two-sport athlete who also played football, he is now concentrating on basketball, which makes sense considering his height and skills in the game.

White plans to stay busy on the basketball court the rest of the summer. He plays AAU ball on both the 16 and under and 17 and under teams for the Columbus Knicks.

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