Chaska's Jake White Has An Outstanding Start

Jake White, a 6-foot-7 junior forward from Chaska (MN) High, is one of the state's top players in the Class of 2011. White scored 29 points Saturday in an overtime win over host Minnetonka in the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic and had 40 points last night versus Lakeville South. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with White to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Jake White helped lead the Hawks to an 18-10 mark last season, losing to Bloomington Jefferson in the Section 2 semifinals 86-73. He paced the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game.

White has shined this season as he is averaging 29.0 points per game. He scored eleven points in their 79-64 season-opening win over Rochester Mayo and 28 versus Burnsville in a 87-69 victory along with 69 points in his past two games.

White, who recently received a scholarship offer from Wichita State, is also hearing from schools such as Iowa Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Wisconsin. He has gotten stronger, which has been obvious on the court and been a key to his strong start.

"That has been my main focus point. Just getting bigger. I have add on ten to 15 pounds. It has really helped."

White has high expectations for the Hawks in the competitive Lake Conference.

"My expectations, for sure, are to win the conference and then go to state and do some major damage."

White plays on a talented frontcourt along with junior Ross Travis, who has picked up six scholarship offers. However, White said that the play of the backcourt has been key to their 3-1 start.

"At times, they seemed very composed and running through the plays, which we really needed. Overall, they did a really good job."

White attended the Minnesota Gopher preseason game versus Minnesota Duluth along with Travis. However, he hasn;t gotten a ton of interest from the hometown team, something that could change with his strong early season play.

"To be honest, not that much. I am getting letter here and there and that is about it."

White said that he doesn't have a current favorite school.

"I am going to keep my options open."

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