Arkansas-Little Rock forward James White decided to transfer to Georgia Tech on Thursday. He will now spend his final year with the Yellow Jackets. White plans to transfer Georgia Tech in August after receiving his degree and be ready to enroll for the school’s second fall semester
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“We are excited about adding James to the Yellow Jacket family,” said Gregory. “I believe his size, athletic ability, and versatility will have a tremendous impact on our team. He plays with great energy and can affect the game in different ways.”
A native of Jonesboro, Ga., Smith attended Jonesboro High School, where he earned all-state and all-region honors his senior year, leading the Cardinals to the final four of the class AAAA state tournament and a 25-4 record. He averaged 19 points and eight rebounds.
White, a 6’8”, 220-pound forward, was Arkansas-Little Rock’s leading rebounder (6.6 rebounds per game) and second-leading scorer (11.9 points per game) last season. Although, his season was cut short with a stress fracture in his tibia. He did start 42 games over the past two seasons, though.
White will join another transfer who hails from Jonesboro, Georgia, as the Yellow Jackets previously reeled in Virginia Tech transfer Adam Smith (who is also from Jonesboro) this offseason.