PC Prospect Intro: Andrew White '12

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The new staff at Providence has reached out to a number of talented prospects across the country. One of the players that Ed Cooley and Co. have gotten involved with is class of 2012 small forward Andrew White of The Miller School (VA).

ScoutFriars.com had the opportunity to check in with the 6-foot-6, 205-pounder on Thursday at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. White listed scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, South Florida, Richmond, Utah, BYU, George Mason, Miami, James Madison, and "about 20 other mid-major offers."

He mentioned interest from Louisville, UConn, Providence, Boston College, Wake Forest, and North Carolina State, saying, "[They are] on me pretty hard." White later added that Old Dominion, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and West Virginia are involved too.

"No favorites, just kinda keeping it open to all leagues, all schools," White said. "So, that's how that goes."

White said that Virginia Tech, George Mason, South Florida, Utah, and Richmond are on him the hardest. He has taken visits to Old Dominion, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, James Madison, Duke, Charlotte, and Richmond.

The wing, who said he has been to Richmond "twice this spring," is hoping to get out to a few more schools in the near future.

"I haven't [scheduled any visits, but] I might go to NC State again," White said. "[I am] trying to work out South Florida and Miami-Florida and [also] BYU and Utah."

White, who began his high school career at Thomasdale (VA) before transferring to The Miller School and reclassifying, gave his thoughts on the Friars.

"Providence, I've talked to coach [Brian] Blaney there and he just said come July they're gonna have their eyes on me so I have a good opportunity to earn a scholarship," White said. "So, I have interest in that school."

In addition to coach Blaney, White said he has also had the chance to speak with PC head coach Ed Cooley.

"I spoke to him one time," White said. "He told me he likes my enthusiasm, told me he thought I was a high character guy and . . . have a good opportunity to advance with the program."

On whether Providence is a school he would be interested in visiting, White remarked, "Potentially, but they haven't spoken about visiting [yet] . . . but I'd be interested in taking a visit there."

Asked if he knows any current Friars, White responded, "Providence, one of the kids, Brice Kofane, went to my school last year [before I got there]. I don't have a relationship [with him]."

In addition to talking about schools and his recruitment, White discussed his individual game.

"Shooting, finishing in transition [and I am] starting to become a pretty good rebounder, but I'd say shooting and transition game," White said of the strongest aspects of his games.

As for his chief weakness on the floor, White remarked, "Definitely need to work on ball handling."

"I like to model my game after Joe Johnson," White said. "[He] gets up the court, [is a] shooter. [I have] a ways to go before I get there."

Prior to leaving John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday night, White talked about his NBPA Top 100 Camp experience thus far.

"It's been real good because everyone wants to be here," White said. "It's competitive, most competitive camp I've been at and . . . seeing pros here [is good]."

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