White ready to cause havoc

Jonesboro, Georgia forward James White recently made the decision to transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock for his final year of college basketball. After visiting four schools, White made his decision Thursday to stay at home.

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White did a lot of thinking and praying and each time Georgia Tech was the school where he thought he should be. “I visited Tech and Coach (Brian) Gregory made the visit a great one.” A big part of White’s decision was how Coach Gregory has gotten former greats back involved with the program.

There were other factors that went into White’s decision. "I felt at home, at peace when I was on the campus plus I felt I was wanted by the staff.” James also likes that Coach Gregory plans to use him in different ways. “He wants me to come in and cause havoc. That really meant a lot to me to be honest.” Look for White to play both the three and the four.

Being close to home also entered into White’s decision. “I’m originally from Georgia and I want to come home and get Georgia Tech back to what everyone expects out of the players, team and program. James is already familiar with local players Marcus Georges-Hunt, Nick Jacobs, Charles Mitchell, and Corey Heyward. “We will build some great chemistry and turn the program around.”

James chose Tech over Alabama, Boston College, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State as well as many other schools looking to add him for his final year.

White feels that he will be able to guard most of the positions on the court and cause havoc at the three and four positions on the offensive end. He has developed a perimeter shot and he’s extended his game all around the court. “I can bring some experience that the team lacked last season.”

James had a message for the Tech fans. “I’d like to tell them that I thank the Lord for the opportunity to help the team this coming season and I hope the fans will come out to see us play. We will be more confident, play together, and do what it takes to win.”

James will be arriving at Tech in August. He will be taking two summer class in Little Rock to finish up his degree.

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