Okaro White, who played in a school-record 139 games as a Seminole from 2011-14, was named the MVP of the Greek A1 Basketball League for the 2016 season. The Seminoles record holder averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and nearly two assists per game for the Eurocup basketball club Aris Thessaloniki. The versatile White enjoyed one of the most complete careers in school history.
The four-year letter winner finished his career ranked among the Seminoles’ top 25 career leaders in scoring (1,402 career points, tied for 16th in school history), rebounding (704, 14th), blocked shots (107, 11th), free throws made (401, fifth), free throws attempted (502, seventh), free throw percentage (.799, tied for seventh), field goals made (466, tied for 25th), games played (139, first) and games started (94, 11th).
White played on four post-season tournament teams (two NCAA and two NIT) and was a starter on the Seminoles’ 2012 ACC Championship team. As one of the top defenders in school history he was named to the ACC All-Defensive team by the ACC coaches in 2014 as a senior.
“I was very excited to receive the MVP from the Greek Basketball League,” said White from Greece where he is leading his team in the A1 playoffs. “God has blessed me during my first two years of professional basketball and has allowed me to do some great things within the sport of basketball. From being named the Rookie of the Year and 2nd Team All-Italy last year, to being named the MVP In Greece this year, I have to give thanks to the many people who have helped me create a solid foundation on which to build my career.
“I’m really excited to see what is next on my journey and I am anxious to have the opportunities that will allow me to reach my goals.”
White’s team is currently up one game to zero over Nea Kifisia in the playoffs of the Greek A1 league. White scored 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the first game of the quarterfinal round on April 16. He led his team to a third place finish in the A1 standings with a 20-6 record during the regular season.