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Posted On: 07/21/18 7:47 AM
It only took 2020 shooting guard Delvin White less than two full days to pick up his third Division 1 offer, with this one coming from Texas Southern University.
The Tigers, who are coached by former LSU head coach Johnny Jones, offered White the scholarship sometime Friday. On Wednesday, Mississippi Valley State University offered the incoming junior to Briarcrest Christian School in Eads, Tennessee.
UT-Martin was White’s first offer, which he received after having a solid sophomore campaign at Hamilton High School.
White, who’s 6-foot-2 ½ and weigh 155-pounds, can play positions 1-4, but will spend a lot of his playing time on the court with the Saints at shooting guard under head coach John Harrington. Kennedy Chandler will be the team’s primary ball handler.
White is long and athletic, and can defend multiple positions. In the Jerry Peters Memphis Summer Classic, White made 18 of 28 shots from the free throw line, and finished with 23 rebounds and 10 assists. In four of Briarcrest Christian’s six games, White scored in double figures. He had 10 points against Melrose, 10 against MBA, 12 against Center Hill, and 13 against Hillsboro.
White isn’t quite the sniper he needs to be to stand out amongst the rest of the shooting guards in the 2020 class, but his ability to drive to the basket makes him a nightmare matchup for defenders.
The Saints are expected to compete for a state title next season with White in the fold. He joins a junior class that features D1 football prospects Jabari Small and Omari Thomas, Reggie Neely, and Marcellus Brigham. Earlier this month, Small picked up an offer from the University of Tennessee. Thomas has a total of 25 offers in football.