Andrew White on Louisville's radar

Andrew White's stock is on the rise and the four-star, 6'6 shooting guard from Charlottesville (VA) Miller School, is firmly on the radar of several big-time programs, including Louisville, heading into the July evaluation period.

Andrew White's stock is on the rise.

A 6-foot-6 guard from Charlottesville (VA) Miller School, White, who will participate in this week's NBA Top 100 Camp, holds offers from Virginia Tech, USF, Miami, George Mason, BYU and Utah. He's also squarely on the radar of several big time college programs heading into the July evaluation period, including Big East powerhouses Louisville, West Virginia and UConn.

"Louisville, I've been talking to Coach [Kevin] Keatts," White said. "He's a real nice guy. He emails me a lot and makes sure I call him. He put me on the phone with Coach [Rick] Pitino and his son last week and I like the way they're building up their program. They have a lot of history and Coach Pitino has a lot of history. They develop pros and that's always a positive. I'm interested in their program definitely. It means a lot that they're recruiting me. I look forward to playing well in July and hopefully get an offer from them because I would seriously consider it. That's a great area, and it's in a basketball state."

While Louisville hasn't offered White, a four-star prospect who is rated the No. 18 shooting guard nationally, the Cardinals have told him they plan to keep a close eye on him in July.

Andrew White has been hearing from Louisville and hopes to impress Rick Pitino during the July open period.
"They said they were going to check me out in July," White said. "I don't think there's any rush there. I'm not worried about it. If I do my part in July, Louisville [offer] will come. I'm looking forward to them coming to watch me play and show them I can play and they should be recruiting me."

Keatts, who has strong ties in Virginia after coaching prep power Hargrave in Chatham, Va., for nearly a decade, told White Louisville is looking for a big guard who can light up the scoreboard. White averaged 19 points and 8 rebounds as a junior, and his stock is rising after strong performances at the Pitt Jam Fest, Tournament of Champions and Best of the Best Tournament this spring.

"[Louisville] said they were looking for a big guard who could put the ball in the hoop," said White. "They said I fit that category and they know I have the work ethic. They know I would get down there and work and contribute to the program. I have a real good relationship with him [Keatts] and he's really helping the process along. I'm sure he's talking to Coach Pitino telling him to look at me. I fit the size and description of what they need. I just have to put the ball in the hoop."

White said he hopes to visit Louisville later this summer.

"I might visit there in August," said White. "They did want to get me on campus sometime soon. We'll probably set up a visit to go down there but I don't know when."

White, who will have an opportunity to make a name for himself this week at NBA Camp against the nation's best players, believes he's ready to impress scouts and college coaches during the upcoming evaluation period.

"The schools that are going to be looking at me during the evaluation period are Georgia Tech, NC State, Louisville, Providence, Boston College, West Virginia, UConn, Oklahoma State," said White. "I feel like I'm ready to have a big month now that I have the eyes on me. I've got to rebound and defend. If I make my open shots and finish in transition that will probably be good enough to satisfy these coaches. I'm looking forward to it."

While college coaches won't be in attendance in Charlottesville, White knows it's a big opportunity for him to solidify his stock as a national recruit.

"NBA Camp I'm looking forward to trying to compete with everybody," White said. "It's the Top 100 players and I want to hold my own and stand out. I want to solidify myself as a legitimate player in the country. That's the goal – to work hard and be respected when I finish up there."

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