Billy White: Favoring One?

It wasn't all that long ago that Billy White became a hot name among college coaches. This past spring and summer, the 6-foot-7 Green Valley High (Nev.) forward's name wasn't mentioned all that much. However, his athleticism still has several schools keeping tabs.

One year ago, Billy White became one of the hottest names on the circuit with his athleticism and explosiveness.

This past summer the Las Vegas native didn't receive near the amount of notoriety – partially because of a torn ligament in his knee.

``I think I did pretty good, especially in the spring," said the 6-foot-7, 210-pound Green Valley High (Nev.) senior forward. "But I couldn't go to the big camps and get the exposure to keep my name out there."

White, who normally played with the Las Vegas Prospects, joined a loaded EBO squad that also featured Jamelle Horne and Jerryd Bayless in Las Vegas.

``I need to attack the basket more," White said. "Last year in high school I didn't attack and score as much as I should have and like I usually do."

The other facet of White's game that needs to improve is the consistency on his perimeter shot.

White said that the school that is the most active recruiting him is San Diego State. He also mentioned that Kentucky and USC are in the mix – while other schools such as Washington, Memphis and Arizona are continuing to evaluate White.

One of the reasons why his recruitment has fallen off is because of academics. However, White said that if he takes care of business in the classroom this year, he should be able to qualify and wouldn't need a year in the prep or junior college ranks.

``If I need another year, I'll do it," he said. "But I sat down with my counselor and I should be alright."

``I just want to find somewhere I'm comfortable at," he added. "I took an unofficial to San Diego State recently and I liked it. I like the coaches and got a chance to play with some of the players. I might go back down for an official visit on Sept. 15."


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