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Maurice White Reported To Commit To Siena
- Updated: April 11, 2013
According to multiple reports Maurice White, a 6-foot-3 ½, 200-pound shooting guard, from St. Frances in Baltimore has committed to play for the Siena Saints beginning in the 2013-14 season. White, who had previously committed to Loyola, will be following new Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos to Loudonville.
White had also been recruited by Drexel, Morgan State, NJIT, Robert Morris and UMBC.
Following his decision to decommit from Loyola, RecruitScoop reported:
“After decommitting from Loyola (MD), Maurice White is attracting serious attention from Georgetown and Miami, his coach says.”
ESPN Analyst Scouting Report says:
“White is a tough, strong and competitive wing that attacks the basket in transition. He does a great job of putting pressure on the recovering defenders. White is a very good mid range shooter from the high post and mid wing areas mostly off the catch.”
At the time of his reported commitment to Loyola last October, St. Frances coach Nick Myles described White this way to the Baltimore Sun.
“The one thing I can give Maurice is that everything he’s getting right now is earned,” Myles said. “[He wasn’t] a big-hyped guy. [He] wasn’t [a guy] everyone was talking about. He just came in the gym and worked and worked. He worked his way into being that kind of guy. He’s a hard-working, blue-collar guy that will win games for you. ”
“He’s just a tenacious defender,” Myles said. “He gets to the basket at will. His jump shot is much improved. He’s just a hard-working kid that’s going to go the extra mile to get better. He has a good future ahead of him.”
White would fill one of three open scholarships following the announcement that Davis Martens would not be returning following graduation in May and Evan Hymes’ decision to transfer in addition to the previous open slot.