As a freshman with the Illini, White notched double-figure point totals in 27 of her 31 games played, including 30 points against Michigan on Feb. 28, 2015. That single-game figure was then surpassed when she recorded 35 points against Michigan on Feb. 7, 2016, the most points for an Illini since 2001.
During her superb sophomore campaign, White notched her 1,000th point scored in her 61st game to become the second-fastest Illini to reach that mark in program history. She will begin her FSU career with 1,010 career points.
White has some familiarity with at least one current Seminole in All-America forward Shakayla Thomas. The two played together on last summer’s USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that took gold at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Russia with a perfect 7-0 record. In a 78-70 championship win over Russia, White contributed with 10 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes played.
White is also a 2014 McDonald’s All-American out of Shelby-Rising City High School. Since the 2013-14 season, White will be the fifth McDonald’s All-American to suit up for the Seminoles, joining Natasha Howard (2010-14), Morgan Jones (2012-15), Kai James (2013-present) and Thomas.
Despite having to sit out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules, White figures to join an ultra-talented squad in the 2017-18 year. The incoming freshmen class is rated fourth-best nationally by ESPNW and includes five-star players Nicole Ekhomu (guard; Bolingbrook, Ill.), A’Tyanna Gaulden (guard; Ocilla, Ga.) and Jasmine Walker (forward/center, Montgomery, Ala.). Talented guard Nausia Woolfolk (Fort Valley, Ga.) and forward Iho Lopez (Blanes, Spain) also make up the class.
By the time White’s eligibility comes back into play, FSU figures to also have one more season from Thomas, sharp-shooting guard Imani Wright and center Ama Degbeon. Fellow Seminole Maria Conde would begin her junior year in 2017-18.