Posted On: 03/10/18 8:00 AM
Regardless of what he is listed at, Darren Lucas-White plays bigger than his listed height. The class of 2018 guard, who helped lead Fairmont Heights to back-to-back state championship appearances, is looking to collect his second ring in two years. In order to do that, Lucas-White is prepared to do whatever it takes.
“Whatever the team needs me to do, I will do it,” said Lucas-White, who is top 3 on his team in virtually every statistical category. “I’d describe my game as a versatile player. I play on the defensive end, and I’m very explosive on the offensive end.”
Versatile is a great word to use when describing Lucas-White’s game. He wears the number 0 like Russell Westbrook, and we can’t help but notice the similarities in their respective styles of play. One thing we admire about Lucas-White is his unselfishness. He leads the team in assists, which is something he prides himself on.
“I like to see my teammates score before I score,” he stated. “Most teams see me driving so much, which frees up my teammates.”
Lucas-White is also a tremendous rebounder for a guard. He’s very explosive, and understands how important the battle on the boards is when trying to win games. Along with his defense, Lucas-White has seen significant improvements in his jump shot since last season.
“This year I’m shooting better from the free throw line, and I’m a better finisher,” he explained. In reference his jumper, he said: “I gotta be more confident when I’m shooting it. Miss or make, I still gotta keep shooting the ball.”
Morgan State, Catawba, and St. Michael’s have are the schools Lucas-White currently holds offers from. He mentioned that he doesn’t plan to make a decision until he and his family find the right fit. What can he bring to a program at the next level?
“I will bring energy, and the confidence that I have. Regardless of the event, I am still going to perform.”
Darren Lucas-White is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 125 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2018 class, click here.