Sharman White has agreed to join the staff of Georgia State men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter.
White led Miller Grove to seven state high school titles in eight years, something not done before in Georgia history. He has also served as an assistant on the U.S. under-17 national team. Hunter declined to comment. A text, call and facebook message to White haven’t been returned.
Despite back-to-back Sun Belt regular-season titles and a trip to the NCAA tournament in 2014-15, Hunter had been able to keep his staff intact since taking over at Georgia State before the 2011-12 season.
But he recently said goodbye to Everick Sullivan, who left to become head coach at Division II Lenoir-Rhyne, and Darryl LaBarrie, who left to take an assistant coach position at his alma mater, Georgia Tech.
After a disappointing 2015-16 season in which the Panthers were defeated in the first round of the Sun Belt men’s basketball tournament, the team returns several starters: leading scorer Jeremy Hollowell, point guard Austin Donaldson, shooting guards Isaiah Williams and Isaiah Dennis and forwards Jeff Thomas and Jordan Session.
The team will also welcome transfers Willie Clayton, a power forward from Charlotte, N.C.; Devin Mitchell, a shooting guard from Alabama who played at Collins Hill High; and Jeremiah Davis, a point guard from Ball State. Also joining the team will be two of the highest-rated signings in program history: shooting guard D’Marcus Simonds and forward Chris Clerkley.
Former Detroit coach Ray McCallum also has interviewed for one of the assistants positions.