Terrico White Staying In NBA Draft

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss sophomore guard Terrico White has decided to hire an agent and remain in this year's NBA Draft, head coach Andy Kennedy announced Wednesday evening.

White ends his Ole Miss career after two seasons.

"I was informed today by Terrico and his family that he intends to hire an agent and stay in this year's draft," Kennedy said. "They are comfortable with the information that they have received regarding his draft status and therefore will stay in the draft. Terrico is obviously a very talented young man who will always be a part of the Ole Miss Basketball family."

"My family and I have decided that it is best for me to stay in the upcoming draft," White said. "This was a very tough decision to make. I would like to thank all of the coaching staff for giving me the chance to play at Ole Miss and for everything they have done for me over the past two years. I really love it at Ole Miss, and I will always be a part of the Ole Miss family. It really hurts for me to go, but this is what's best for my family."

This season, the 6-foot-5 high flyer from Memphis, Tenn., averaged 15.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest in helping the Rebels to a 24-11 record, SEC West title and NIT Final Four appearance.

White scored 955 career points and averaged 14.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game over his two years with the Red and Blue. He was the 2009 SEC Freshman of the Year when he took over point guard duties for the injured Chris Warren in league play and posted 18.4 points per SEC game.

The last Rebel selected in the NBA Draft was Justin Reed, who went in the second round (40th overall) to the Boston Celtics in 2004.
 

 

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