Posted On: 10/18/18 8:12 PM
Scout’s Take: Trazarien White was premier target for plenty of NCAA Division II programs. However, competition is what fuels the former state champion forward; and when Air Force came with an offer, White thought things through and decided to commit. White is an athletic-combo forward whose motor never stops running. He makes it a goal of his to go out and grab every board possible while trying to finish every attempt in the paint. White is also a versatile defender who can guard wings on the perimeter and cover power forwards in the paint.
Brandon: What led to your decision to commit to Air Force?
Trazarien: Air Force is in the Mountain West conference and they have a tough schedule. I also feel a degree from the Air Force Academy is an impressive one. Future employers like to hire people who graduate from the academy. Unlike the other schools that were recruiting me, If I suffer a career-ending injury, I will still be on scholarship and can graduate on scholarship. The coaches are fun people to be around and know how to coach to win.
Brandon: What should Falcon fans expect from Trazarien White on the basketball court? What do you feel you can bring to the team to help them over the next 4 years?
Trazarien: They should expect a lot of double-doubles and showtime dunks. I can bring hustle and versatility to the team on defense and offense.
Brandon: You made the switch and played with Texas Impact 4:13 this summer. How was your experience with the program and how would you grade your summer overall?
Trazarien: It was a good experience because he pushed us to work hard and every practice was like a college practice. Also, we ran college plays and Air Force actually runs the plays we ran this summer. Overall, I’d give myself a B-B+ because there were some tournaments where I played great and some games where I could have played better.
Brandon: What is your pregame ritual?
Trazarien: My pregame ritual consists of always getting candy from the concession stand and listening to Lil Uzi Vert or NBA Youngboy.
Brandon: Your high school team will once again be one of the best teams in the state of Texas. What are your personal and team goals for this upcoming high school season?
Trazarien: My personal and team goal is to win state. Everything we work for during the year is to win state. I also want to have fun and make the best memories for our senior year.
Brandon: What teams are you looking forward to playing?
Trazarien: I’m looking forward to playing in the Whataburger and Spring Creek Tournaments. I also am looking forward to playing Justin Northwest and J.J. Pearce. To be honest, I’m ready for the season to start right now and I’m ready to perform in every game we have scheduled.
I’m excited to see what White and his Timberview squad has in store this season. They have a lot of talent and are very well coached. The Wolves’ starting lineup is loaded with prospects such as: C.J. Smith, Tristan Starks, Rodrigo Soares, and three-star power forward Jaquan Scott. Look for his squad to make a deep run in the playoffs and potentially play in San Antonio this March.