"I saw him out there playing today (at the Marc Rowe Exposure Camp) and he really showed a whole lot of his skills that we have been working on," said Ridgeland High School head coach Roderick Davidson. "He's gotten a whole lot better just from the summer to today. We have been working him out pretty good in our athletic block. He's also very aggressive for a 14-year-old. That's something that you can't coach."
White explained where the aggressiveness comes from.
"When I first started playing AAU ball is when I first started being aggressive," said White. "That was about two years ago. When I first started it I was being pushed around and couldn't do anything. I already had the skill set but I wasn't aggressive. So, I had to become more aggressive."
As his coach said, White has gotten a great deal better since last season. White explained what he did during the summer to get to where he is today.
"Last year I couldn't shoot," said White. "I trained two hours every day, shooting about 500 to 600 shots a day."
It was late in the summer when he started noticing the improvement in his shooting touch.
"I maybe saw improvement this summer around the time I played nationals," said White. "Now, I'm pretty comfortable on the court driving and shooting. It's natural for me now. I don't have to force anything now."
Being a point guard, White has one additional aspect of his game that he wants to improve.
"I'm more of a scoring point guard right now but I want to get my teammates more involved," he said.
White's dramatic improvement hasn't gone unnoticed by college coaches.
"Ole Miss and Mississippi State called me about him," said Davidson. "They saw him play a little bit this summer and they really liked his game. He's small and still has to put a little weight on, but they liked his quickness, court awareness and his overall game. Some things you can't coach."
According to Davidson, White has plans on attending college football games this fall to learn more about the two colleges currently showing interest in him.
"He and his dad are planning on going to a couple of football games to visit campuses like Ole Miss and Mississippi State," said Davidson. "I told him that would be a great way to go up and visit the campuses."
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