According to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBSSports, the Nebraska Cornhuskers got a huge visit over the weekend from Georgetown transfer Paul White. The visit comes as the Huskers are still trying to find a way to replace the loss of Andrew White.
Georgetown transfer Paul White is currently visiting Nebraska, sources told @CBSSports.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 21, 2016
During White’s time with the Hoyas, he saw extremely mixed results. Although he came into the school with a bit of hype as a four-star recruit, he was never able to convert on that potential.
All told, White averaged 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists as a freshman and missed the majority of his sophomore campaign with injury. The highlight of his career was a 10-point performance against Eastern Washington in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
Even with this mixed results, White’s raw skillset could make him an intriguing addition for any program. In particular, with his 6-foot-8 size, he has the potential to play at either forward spot at his new destination. Of course, due to NCAA transfer rules, he is required to sit out the upcoming 2016-’17 season.
If White did opt to join the Huskers, he would certainly be a prime contender for time along with then upperclassmen Jack McVeigh and Ed Morrow and 2016 recruit Aguek Arop. Realistically, White would have a great chance to lock down a starting role on a team filled with depth and experience.
Whether Nebraska can indeed reel in White’s commitment remains to be seen, but with a clear route to playing time open, Lincoln could be a great destination for him to make an impact at the collegiate level.