``It's a big-time program in the Pac-10," Tyler JC coach Mike Marquis said. "They have a name coach and it's closer to home."
White played his high school ball at Oakland Tech (Calif.) and averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds last season in his first season at Tyler.
He also considered San Diego, San Diego State, Charlotte and Baylor.
``He's a warrior," Marquis said. "Oh boy. Their might be guys with more talent, but there aren't many guys who are more productive."
``He's added a faceup game which he didn't have before," added Marquis. "He really plays with a ton of energy and intensity and can finish with either hand. He's a man."
Marquis also said that White will likely play his natural position at power forward this season rather than being forced to play center - as he did last year out of necessity.