Nearly a month after the addition of Adam Smith, a grad transfer from Virginia Tech, Brian Gregory has added a second grad transfer. This time, it is forward James White from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.
UALR grad transfer James White tells ESPN he has committed to Georgia Tech. Eligible immediately.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 21, 2015
White played in 15 games last season for the Trojans, starting 14 of those, prior to his season ending due to a stress fracture in his tibia.
White was pretty good in those 15 games, though. He averaged about 27 minutes of playing time per game, shooting 45.3 percent of the floor. He also averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.
Looking at his bio on UALR's website, a few things stood out to me. First of all, he shot 72.1 percent from the free throw line. As a team, the Yellow Jackets only shot 65.1 percent from the free throw line.
The next thing that stood out to me was his 1.7 blocks per game, which was third in the Sun Belt at the time of his injury. That gave him a total of 25 blocked shots for the season. That's just five away from his career high in blocked shots. He could very easily blow that away this upcoming season. In one game against Georgia State, White blocked four shots.
The final thing that stood out to me was his two double-doubles this season. His first one came against California State (CSUN) in the EA Sports Maui Invitational Regional Games event. White scored 18 points and had a career-high 13 rebounds and was named the MVP of the entire event. His second one came against Tulsa, where he scored 12 points and had 11 rebounds.
Welcome to the team James!
What are your thoughts on the addition of James White?