Get to Know GW Men's Basketball Freshman Forward Skyler White
AS A FRESHMAN in 2013-14
Played in 17 games, averaged 0.8 points on 40 percent shooting (4-10) and 0.3 rebounds in 1.5 minutes per game ... Made 4-of-8 three pointers ... Hit back-to-back three pointers to spark stretch of 16 consecutive made field goals in first half in 93-67 rout of Fordham (2/8/14) ... Made first collegiate field goal - a corner three pointer in the final minute - in 69-47 victory over La Salle (1/29/14) ... Scored first collegiate points via two free throws, added rebound, block and assist in seven minutes in victory over Delaware State (11/19/13).
White, a 6-foot-8 forward from Clyde Hill, Wash., will come to GW after two seasons at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon, Mass., a prep program that had more than two dozen players competing in NCAA Division I in 2012-13. This past season, White helped the Hoggers to a 29-5 overall record and the 2013 National Prep Championship while being nominated for McDonald's All-America honors. In his first season at NMH in 2011-12, the Hoggers captured the 2012 New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class AAA crown and went 29-6 overall.
White also played at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash., and Bronxville High School in Bronxville, N.Y., during his scholastic career, and also suited up for England's U-18 National Team during its run to the 2010 Haris Memorial Tournament title. He was named a Seattle Times Honorable Mention All-Metro Conference performer at Eastside Catholic in 2011.
"Skyler gives us another good three-point shooter and provides depth at the forward position," said Coach Lonergan.