"Everybody in here wants to play in the McDonald's game," power forward D.J. White said. "We feel this is the time to do it." And he's right.
"There's a lot of great players here and you have to come out and compete."
Competing shouldn't be a problem for White. Remember, this is one of the finest frontcourt players in the class and he's no stranger to raising the level of his game. Back in December, White gave Slam Dunk To The Beach observers quite a memory as he battled David Padgett at both ends of the floor.
On the recruiting front, White is down to three schools: Indiana, Florida and North Carolina. He says that he and his family are discussing his options right now and he's just not sure when he'll decide.
Alabama had been a prominent player but didn't make his list this time around. "They signed three 6-10s this year," White said. "I look at who is coming in before me and who is coming in with me."
White has not taken any official visits. An interesting note is that he says each of his three favorite schools have offered scholarships. However, White has never spoken with UNC head coach Roy Williams, though he has talked with assistant Steve Robinson recently.
"If a school wants you, the head coach has to talk to you."