Georgia Basketball Pursuit of Graduate Transfer Revealed (video)


For weeks rumor and speculation have out paced reason as the Georgia Nation tried to read the mind of Georgia Basketball Head Coach Mark Fox. Now we know who the mystery graduate transfer recruit is, and he’s pretty good.

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The name of the rumored potential basketball graduate transfer to be recruited by Georgia basketball head coach Mark Fox has been revealed

Multiple internet news reports, including one by Dan McDonald of, named Arkansas Little-Rock power forward James White as the so-called mystery recruit. White is a Georgia native and 2011 graduate of Jonesboro High School in.

With Cameron Forte transferring, Georgia coach Mark Fox has an open scholarship spot. Georgia is also recruiting Tevin Mack following his release from VCU after Shaka Smart’s departure for Texas, but another option has surfaced today.

“As of now, I just opened up the recruiting process since I just got my release last week,” White told “As of now, the schools that need me are Memphis, Alabama, UGA, Georgia Tech, Wichita State, George Washington, Middle Tennessee State, VCU, Jackson State, Ole Miss, Western Kentucky, Tennessee Tech, and Boston College.”

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No scenario has been confirmed that would allow Georgia to sign both White and Mack, although Coach Fox would love the problem of finding some way to make it happen.

Georgia is hoping for a visit from Mack this weekend. The major players in Mack’s recruitment appear to Georgia, Texas and Kansas. The question is, who is more valuable –  the hot shooting Mack who would bolster the Dawg backcourt rotation for four years or a mature post man to reinforce the current Bulldog Kiddy Corps front court for one year.

White would provide a mature presence in Georgia’s youthful frontcourt. Having lost Marcus Thornton and Nemanja Djurisic to graduation, the Bulldogs are counting on four-star center freshman Derek Ogbeide and three-star power forward Michael Edwards along with rising sophomore Yante Maten. Houston Kessler and Fred Iduwe are will also suit of for the Dawgs, but neither has demonstrated the ability to handle 20 – 24 minute per game of SEC duty.

White averaged 11.9 point and 6.6 rebounds in 15 games as a junior before being injured.

Here’s a little James White sample.