Paul White, the No. 57 best prospect in the class of 2014 according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, committed to Georgetown on Sept. 15. The 6-8 power forward out of Whitney Young High School in Chicago, Ill., was on an official visit to Georgetown. It was White’s second visit to Georgetown.
White knew that Georgetown was the school for him this time around. White told Joe Henricksen of the Chicago Sun Times, "While on my visit here it made me realize this is the place for me," says White of his commitment to Georgetown. "I felt that comfort level I was looking for with the coaching staff, the players and the environment here. It's a wonderful school with a great basketball tradition and atmosphere. This was the place I could easily see myself going to school and playing."
Georgetown’s recruitment of White heated up when Tavaras Hardy joined the coaching staff this past June. Hardy came to Georgetown after spending seven years at Northwestern. It was while at Northwestern Hardy developed a relationship with White, and that relationship transitioned over to Georgetown.
White is a versatile forward with terrific skills. White possesses a soft touch around the basket and can step out behind the three-point line. He is also a deft passer and ball-handler for a guy his size.
White is the fourth player to commit to Georgetown for the 2014 season. L.J. Peak, Isaac Copeland and Tre Campbell had already committed to the Hoyas.
White selected the Hoyas over finalist Miami (Fla.) along with Arizona, Connecticut, Minnesota and DePaul.