White Still Looking

Dominique White has transformed himself from a shoot-first point guard to a legitimate floor leader who makes his teammates better. Yet he's still looking for a school that would be a good fit.

When Robert McIver went down with a season-ending injury at the War on the Shore in November, many people figured Winchendon would struggle.

However, Dominique White has made certain that hasn't been the case.

The 5-11, 185-pound floor leader, who is in his second go-around under Winchendon head coach Mike Byrnes, has been the consummate floor general, averaging 10 points, 10 assists and 3 steals per game in 38 minutes of action. He had 9 points and 13 assists in a big victory at Bridgton over the weekend.

``He's the most intelligent player on our team," Byrnes said. "He works hard, is making his shots and is our leader and best defender."

White, who played his high school ball at Urbana High (Ill.), where he averaged 16 points and 8 assists per game in his final season, hasn't received a whole lot of attention. He visited Toledo, took an unofficial to Illinois State and is getting some looks from Hartford and Northeastern.

White didn't intend to come back for a second tour of duty at the Winch.

``I didn't want to return," White said. "Me and Curtis (Stinson) started together last year and then I broke my foot against Bridgton at the end of the year and that's why I didn't get a lot of interest. People wanted to see me some more."

White wasn't always a pass-first guy. In fact, at Urbana, he was more of a scorer.

``Coach Byrnes told me that nobody wants a 5-11 scorer in college, so he turned me into a point guard. He stayed on me and it's paid off."

``I'm unselfish," he added. "I don't care about my scoring and my stats. I could go scoreless and get 20 assists and as long as we win, I'll be happy."

White still needs to show colleges he can knock down the long-range jumper with consistency, but the bottom line is he's a leader who makes his teammates better – as evident by Winchendon's 22-5 record and No. 4 ranking in the latest TheInsiders.com National Prep School Poll.

``I feel like I can compete against the top players in the country and I've proven it," White said.

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