For Pastner, who recruited White while at Memphis, keeping White within the fold would be a valuable save. Tech will be in need of significant help following the graduation of its top four scorers and five players altogether who contributed 62 percent of its minutes and 76 percent of its scoring.
Without White, Tech would have just 10 scholarship players on board for the upcoming season, its eight returnees and the two other signees in the class, Shiloh High guard Josh Okogie and forward Christian Matthews of Fort Washington, Md.
White has experienced a bit more drama than he likely expected in his recruitment. White committed to Tennessee in Jan. 2015, but re-opened his recruitment after Volunteers coach Donnie Tyndall was fired in March following allegations of NCAA violations at his previous stop, Southern Mississippi.