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De La Salle senior point guard Marcus White is one of the better point guards left on the board. The wiry guard is a plus perimeter shooter that consistently knocks down three’s.
He has quick hands on defense and gets in passing lanes. White has played at a high level for De La Salle throughout his career and has also gained experience playing in the Nike EYBL with Meanstreets.
This past weekend White took an unofficial visit to Missouri State.
“We came down a couple hours before the game started. I met some of the coaching staff as well as academic directors. We watched the game and after that was over they brought me in the locker room with the team. I met the players and the head coach. We all laughed and talked for a while. Slept overnight and got up early to meet with assistant coach to tour the athletic facility. We talked basketball, academics, my chance to play there, and anything else pertaining to Missouri State.”
He spoke about what stood out with their coaching staff.
“They were all cool and fun to be around! They were honest and from the basketball standpoint they are on all their players making sure they are doing the right things. They really get after it from the coaching staff to the managers!”
Outside of the coaches what did he enjoy when it came to the Missouri Valley program?
“The fans and the surrounding environment. During the game numerous fans were coming up to me, introducing themselves, and holding a conversation. They made it feel like home. It’s like they are one big family.”
He has been talked to about a preferred walk on spot at Missouri State with a chance to earn a scholarship if one opens up. White discussed the Bears interest level in his services.
“They are interested, that is why they asked me to come down. They know that I can play the game at that level for them. The only thing that stopped them from offering was a roster situation that they have. One thing is for sure, I do have a spot on the team. They are hoping to get a steal from recruiting a player like myself.”