James White joins Tech as graduate transfer

Georgia Tech has completed its roster with a second home-grown graduate transfer.

Arkansas-Little Rock forward James White informed coach Brian Gregory Thursday that he will enroll at Tech following his graduation in August. White picked Tech over Georgia, Alabama and Boston College.

“It looked like it was the best fit for me and my family,” said White, a Jonesboro High grad. “The opportunity is there and the players there I know personally and I kind of developed a bond with them.”

White averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks last season in 15 games. His season ended after he developed a stress fracture in his tibia. White, 6-foot-8 and 223 pounds, can play both forward spots.

White’s commitment takes the final available scholarship for the 2015-16 season. He follows Virginia Tech graduate transfer and Fayette County High grad Adam Smith and two other transfers who came back to Atlanta last year, forwards Nick Jacobs (South Atlanta) and Charles Mitchell (Wheeler).

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