RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond native Andrew White will play his final season of college basketball eligibility at Syracuse. As a graduate transfer, he can play right away for the Orange.
White spent last season at Nebraska, where he averaged 16.6 points per game, good enough for sixth in the Big Ten. He was one of few bright spots for a Cornhuskers team that finished 16-18, 6-12 in conference play.
This will mark White's third college team. He committed to Kansas coming out of the Miller School in Crozet, and played sparingly during his two seasons in Lawrence. He transferred to Nebraska, where he sat out a season, then made an instant splash with the Huskers in his short stay. White explored his NBA options following the conclusion of this past season, but ultimately decided to return to school, and announced his decision to transfer in late June.
The former Thomas Dale standout waited until the day before classes began at Syracuse to announce his commitment to the Orange, picking the school over VCU. Last year, Syracuse was a Final Four team, but loses four key contributors from that squad, including Benedictine product Michael Gbinije.
White was also considering VCU as his next school.