Erica White (basketball)
|WNBA's Atlanta Dream – No. 7|
August 26, 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg)|
|Draft||17th overall, 2008
|Houston Comets (2008)
Indiana Fever (2009–2010)
Atlanta Dream (2010–present)
Erica Renee' White was born on August 26, 1986, in Jacksonville, Florida. She is the daughter of Terry White and Robin Manigault. White has three sisters, Leslie Manigault, Courtney Manigault, and Jordan White, and a brother, Terry White Jr.
Erica White attended Ribault Senior High School. Her best season statistically was her senior year when she averaged 24.0 points, 6.0 steals and 5.2 assists per game for coach Legendary and Hall of Fame Coach Alfred Austin. Alongside another area stand out in Dorian Shante Williams, White Led her school to three straight state titles in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Between 2001-2003 White and her teammates went on an 109 game winning streak in the state of Florida. White was named the MVP of the State Championship game as a Junior. White participated in two all-American games as a senior. She was named a McDonald's All-American, as well as an Adidas All-American. White was named the MVP of the Adidas High School All-American game in 2004.
White went on to play collegiately for the Lady Tigers of Louisiana State University. White was heavily recruited by Legendary Coach Sue Gunter, but to due to Gunter's declining health at the time, White never played for her. White was coached by 3 different Head Coaches during her collegiate career. Pokey Chatman, Bob Starkey(*Interim), and Van Chancelor. As a sophomore at LSU White played in 34 games and started the final 20 of the season. She started for the first time in her career on January 19 against Alabama and had 10 points, six assists and four steals. As a junior she played in 37 games with 36 starts. She poured in a career high 20 points against Baylor. Some of her LSU teammates, Sylvia Fowles and Quianna Chaney also entered WNBA Draft. White along with Fowles and Chaney led the Lady Tigers to NCAA Final Four appearances all four years at LSU, although they never won a championship.
She was drafted in the second round of the 2008 WNBA Draft with the 17th overall pick by the Houston Comets. While in Houston she played all 34 games and started 2. She averaged 12.5 minutes and 3.6 points per game as a Comet. After the Houston Comets folded she was picked up by the Indiana Fever in the dispersal draft. After her Fever teammate Yolanda Griffith got injured the Fever signed a guard and center. This move forced teammate Khadijah Whittington and White to be waived. She is currently a free agent.
She played for Netanya in Israel during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season.
- WNBA Player Profile
- LSU Lady Tiger Player Profile
- LSU Profile
- Fowles, Chaney drafted by Chicago; White headed to Houston
- White and Whittington are waived by Fever
- Offseason 2008–09: Overseas Roster