Shortly after reopening his recruitment, forward Romello White has chosen to sign with ASU Basketball.
The addition of White gives the Sun Devils their third signing from the ESPN Top 100. He also joins Tshisumpa and Cunliffe as the third four-star recruit to sign with the Sun Devils in 2016.
Following the hire of Head Coach Josh Pastner, the four-star recruit opted out of his National Letter of Intent with Georgia Tech. White was recruited by former Head Coach Brian Gregory.
Sun Devils Head Coach Bobby Hurley wasted no time making contact with White as he was visiting in Tempe, Ariz., almost immediately after his release from the Yellow Jackets.
White gives the Sun Devils additional size and height, a facet of their game that was exploited by several Pac-12 opponents last season.
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In 2015, center Eric Jacobsen was the only player taller than 6’8” on the active roster. Now, Hurley has assembled White, Tshisumpa, Shibel and redshirt freshman Andre Adams together to form what could be a very deep frontcourt.
While he played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., White displayed a high level of athleticism and a good ability to run the floor. He thrives as a shot blocker and rebounder who can play the low post offensively.
It is unclear at this point if White will start right away but he will certainly contend for legitimate playing time. His size and strength can be effectively used as a rim protector and low post presence whether he starts or comes off the bench.
Signing White has bumped the Sun Devils up to 21st in team recruiting rankings as Hurley continues to speed up the rebuilding process at an eye-opening pace.