The Georgetown Hoyas lost a bit of depth when Paul White announced he was intending on transferring from the program back on August 18. 13 days later, White has found a new home.
The Chicago, Illinois native announced that he would be joining Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks. White would make the move official via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.
University of Oregon will be my new home! Thank you to the whole Oregon family for making me a Duck now. Time to work #GoDucks— Paul White (@Numba13_) August 31, 2016
The Ducks of course will be playing the Hoyas later this fall in the opening round of the Maui Invitational, but before you start to wonder if White will be playing his former team, the rising junior forward will have to sit out this upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules and restrictions. So, the next time we see White on a basketball court will be in the 2017-18 season.
Oregon has quietly become one of the nation’s most promising programs and after a 30-win season a year ago, the Ducks are poised to make yet another splash in 2016 as they should line up to be the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 Conference. With lots of young talent on the roster, the Ducks could again be potent when White reemerges in the realm of college basketball in 2017.
While at Georgetown, Paul White struggled a bit with his efficiency but served himself well as a role player, especially so as a freshman in a crop of freshman that included Isaac Copeland and L.J. Peak and on a team that made the Round of 32 before falling to Utah. White’s averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, 10.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per 40 minutes, and 16.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per 100 possessions in his career thus far.
Best of luck to White in the next chapter of his college education and college basketball career as well.