Jatarie White

Jatarie White

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CLASS: 2014

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SCOUTS GRADE

  • Charlotte, NCHometown
  • Providence Day SchoolHigh School
  • 6-4Height
  • Weight
  • 7Overall Rank
  • 1Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

Battle-in-the-'Boro-July 2013: Strong, agile and aggressive center finishes vs. contact, catches and completes the play; mobile in uptempo game, executes in traffic with consistent results; the premier low-post finisher in the Class of 2014. (Olson)

Nike Nationals-July 11: Picked up where she left off in DC providing some looks at the impressive direction that her game is headed. Consistency in Augusta limited her impact but when she's got things clicking, there aren't many better in the 2014 class. One aspect that seemed to be put to better use than earlier in the summer was her strength and willingness to put it to use. Her physical play at times would put a few current college players to shame and gives you a glimpse of things to come down the road. (Lewis)

USAB U16 Trials-May 11: The spring coming out party for White has been a booming success and the challenge now for her will be to continue the advancement through the summer. Her use of her size, strength and length are well thought and productive at both ends of the floor. Her post up game is assertive and she's making it clear to the guards that she wants the ball on the block. She's reading defenders much more efficiently and making good choices in her attack. The mid range game she went to time and again in Colorado Springs was effective and the touch on her 10 foot fallaway was soft and reliable. She did tend to settle at times for the short jumper when she was tired rather than shot fake and drive as she did earlier. White's confidence is high and deservedly so but the hardest work is when you reach the highest tier. Watch and see. (Lewis)

Boo Williams-April 11: Much improved from her showing over the winter. She is playing strong and aggressive in the post with much more consistency. She slides into that tentative mode at times but those episodes are fewer and further between. She is exactly what you look for in a big time post prospect at this age and the growth in mental maturity on the court is a fantastic sign in where her development is going. Foul trouble is still an issue but you can't fault her for using her body on defense. She's moving in the right direction. (Hansen)

PSH Holiday-Dec. 10: The 6-foot-3 lefty is an athletic post who runs the floor extremely well with good hands and can finish off the fast break. White is a good shot-blocker. She rebounds well at both ends of the court. Offensively, White has a nice drop-step going left and a nice touch in the paint. She will either score or get fouled. She is a decent free-throw shooter. She must continue to develop her low-post and face-up game as well as gain more upper and lower body strength. White is an active player with a nice frame and huge upside. (Beverly)

Nike Nationals-July 10: Lost some minutes with the return of the USA players but still demonstrated why she has all the tools to be one of the top impact players in the 2014 class. Dissatisfaction with playing time was obvious but the opportunity to practice and play with her upper class teammates was invaluable. (Lewis)

USJN DC-July 10: Filling out and looking more mature as well as playing that way. This left hander has the tools and potential to accomplish almost anything she wants if she put her mind to it. Seemed to struggle at times when things didn't go her way but responded well a play or two later. Has to find the consistency in her rebounding and defense that won't be impacted by what might be happening at the offensive end of the floor. Will be as good as she decides she wants to be. (Lewis)

Notes

A 2014 McDonald's All-American.

Participated in the Boo Williams Summer League.

White was named the 2013 and 2014 Gatorade North Carolina Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
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