White Continues To Improve On Offense

Madison Central (MS) High School 2014 center Joniah White continues to improve and is averaging a triple-double this season.

  • Name: Joniah White
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Madison Central (MS) High School
  • Position: Center
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-11, 195 pounds
  • Colleges of Interest: Arkansas, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis (offer), Mississippi State (offer), Ole Miss, Oregon State, Tennessee

  • During the early part of the 2012-2013 season, White is averaging a triple-double, 11.1 points, 11.4 rebounds and 11.4 block shots per game. He's always rebounded and blocked shots well. His offense is probably where he has improved the most.

    "When my teammates look for me on offense I try to get the ball and make something happen," said White.

    To do that, he has worked hard to improve his offense.

    "I have been working on my offensive game a lot," said White, who played in the Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Classic this past weekend in Columbus, Mississippi. "I go work out every morning and work on my post moves and stuff like that.

    A lot of college coaches have liked what they have seen from the talented center. Two have offered, Mississippi State and Memphis, and several others are showing interest in him.

    "Arkansas, Iowa State, Oregon State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and La Tech are either writing me or have come by my school and watched practice," said White.

    While his height and length are obvious selling points for him, the coaches also like the attitude he brings to the court.

    "The coaches like the way I play the game," said White. "I always play the game with a positive attitude and I talk to my teammates. And I do what I need to to win."

    Of the schools currently recruiting him, he has four at the top of his wish list.

    "I am interested in Memphis, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Ole Miss," said White. "I like them because they are close to home and good basketball programs."

    Keep it on GenesPage.com as we continue to follow the recruitment of Joniah White.

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