Six-foot-8 forward Skyler White committed to the men’s basketball team for the 2013-14 season late last night, becoming the third high school senior to verbally commit to the Colonials.
The New England Basketball Recruiting Report wrote that White will join the Colonials as a recruited walk-on, meaning he will likely not take up a scholarship slot for GW. White currently plays for Northfield Mount Hermon High School in Gill, Mass., where NERR said he “has been playing some of his best basketball so far during his senior season.” He’s also competed on England’s U-18 junior national team.
White, who is best known as a three-point specialist, told NERR that the University’s overall academic and athletic profile was a key selling point.
“The academics were a big part of it,” White said, “and the basketball, the A10 is a great conference. You don’t really find that mix of great academics and great basketball. When I got on campus it just felt like the right place for me.”
He is unranked in his ESPN.com recruiting profile.