Ed White Headed to Ivy

Ed White played in the shadow of Bryce Taylor in high school and takes a back seat to Jamal Boykin in the summer, but the Harvard-Westlake junior guard got the attention of plenty of Ivy League coaches - and make his decision to head east.

Ed White basically had his choice of Ivy League schools and the California guard chose to attend Yale.

The 6-4 junior from Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) committed to the Connecticut school despite interest from Princeton, Penn, Cornell, Columbia, San Diego, Pacific, Rice, Vanderbilt and Northwestern.

``It's a very good fit," said Belmont Shore coach Dinos Trigonis, White's traveling team coach. "He's an excellent student and he understands the long-term benefits beyond basketball."

White teamed with Oregon-bound shooting guard Bryce Taylor this past season at Harvard-Westlake and averaged 10 points and six assists while running the point.

However, White is considered more of a shooting guard and will get a chance to put up much better numbers in his senior campaign with Taylor at Oregon.

``Most people think of Ed as a shooter, but he's got good instincts and is a good passer," added Trigonis. "He makes good decisions, is an improved ballhandler and is a much better all-around player than most people think."

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