Richmond, Virginia's Maliek White has committed to Providence College.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound point guard will be heading up north to play college ball for Ed Cooley's club in the year 2016. The news of White's commitment was first reported by Providence Journal scribe Kevin McNamara.
White then, five minutes later, would announce his intentions via his own personal Twitter account:
#blessed ⚪️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/h9T1K48uYv— Maliek White #3⃣ (@VaFinest_5) September 28, 2015
Shortly after the announcement, Big East Coast Bias spoke with the Richmond native on his decision to play for Cooley and the Friars.
"I feel though that's the best fit for me as in style of play," White told Big East Coast Bias. "And Coach Cooley is a good man and knows my goal and can get me there."
As for how Maliek thinks he'll be fitting in with PC? "I see myself fitting right into the Friars system," White said. "I'm taking a huge spot of star player Kris Dunn," who will likely be departing Providence after the 2015-16 season campaign for the NBA, and White stated to BECB that he feels as though he can fulfill the spot that will be left opened by the reigning co-Big East Player of the Year.
According to VerbalCommits' scholarship database, White is the lone commit thus far for the Friars in their 2016 class. Cooley and Providence are still chasing a wide array of players ranging from Wenyen Gabriel and Sedee Keita to Kevin Marfo and Jalen Johnson.
Still, this is quite a good start for PC and big news on this Sunday evening.