April 16, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State senior forward Okaro White is one of 64 of the top college basketball seniors who will participate in the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament – a four-day, 12-game event played in front of hundreds of NBA and international scouts – at the Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth, Va.
The 6-9 Clearwater, Fla. native will play on the Cherry Bekaret team that begins play on Thursday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. against the Portsmouth Partnership team. White will play alongside guard Sean Armand (Iona), forward De’Mon Brooks (Davidson), guard Andre Dawkins (Duke), guard Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph’s), guard Patrick Miller (Tennessee State), center Chad Posthumus (Morehead State) and forward Will Neighbour (Arkansas Little Rock) in the event.
White finished his four-year Seminole career as he led Florida State to the semifinals of the NIT. He is tied for 16th all-time in scoring with 1,402 career points, ninth in school history with a .799 career free throw shooting percentage and 10th in school history in both free throws made (401) and blocked shots (107). He set the school record for games played in a career with 139 and was selected to the ACC All-Defensive team in 2014.
White, the Seminoles’ top rebounder in the last two seasons, is one of five ACC players and one of only two players who played collegiately in the state of Florida selected to participate in the event. He is joined by Eric Atkins and Garrick Sherman of Notre Dame, Dawkins and Virginia’s Akil Mitchell from the ACC and Isaiah Sykes of UCF in the pool of players.
White’s final resume at Florida State includes two NCAA Tournaments and four postseason tournament appearances and the 2012 ACC Championship – the first ACC basketball championship in school history.
Results for the entire tournament can be found at https://www.portsmouthinvitational.com/2014_schedule_results.html.