By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – There’s no turning back for Terrico White.
Perhaps the most versatile and athletic member of the Ole Miss basketball team, White brought his college career to an end Wednesday when he informed Rebels coach Andy Kennedy of his plans to sign with an agent and remain in the NBA draft.
He had until Saturday to make a decision.
“My family and I have decided that it is best for me to stay in the upcoming draft,” White said in a news release. “This was a very tough decision to make. 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.”
White burst onto the scene as a freshman when he took over at point guard for the injured Chris Warren mid-way through the season. He averaged 18.4 points in SEC games and was voted SEC Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-America.
White showed flashes of the same brilliance this season, but he struggled in his move away from the point to the shooting guard position. He averaged 11.9 points in SEC games and was shut out of conference postseason honors.
White seemed to hit another gear of productivity in the Rebels’ four NIT games. He’s been projected as a late-first or early second-round NBA draft pick.