Former highly ranked high school recruit Paul White is transferring from Georgetown.
The 6-8 sophomore forward only played in seven games this year after having season-ending abdominal surgery.
As a promising freshman in 2014-15, White averaged 5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 18.4 minutes a game and was third on the team in three-pointers.
No reason was given for the move, but Hoya junior Isaac Copeland was penciled in as one of the starting forwards for the upcoming season, and rising sophomores Kaleb Johnson and Marcus Derrickson also play White’s position.
ESPN’s No. 34 ranked recruit coming out of high school, White averaged 22 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals as a senior at Whitney M. Young (Chicago), leading the team to the Illinois IHSA 4A State Championship.
As per NCAA transfer rules, White will have to sit out a year before suiting up for another college program.
Because of his surgery-shortened 2015-16 season, White could apply for an injury exemption and receive an extra year of eligibility.
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