Terrico White

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Terrico White
Terrico White 3.jpg
White in March 2019
No. 23 – Perth Wildcats
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 29)
Memphis, Tennessee
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolCraigmont (Memphis, Tennessee)
CollegeOle Miss (2008–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Idaho Stampede
2012–2013Radnički Kragujevac
2013–2014Royal Halı Gaziantep
2014Hapoel Eilat
2014–2015Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2015–2016Bakersfield Jam
2016Ironi Nes Ziona
2016–2018Seoul SK Knights
2018–presentPerth Wildcats
Career highlights and awards

Terrico Reshard White (born March 7, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Perth Wildcats of the National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball at Ole Miss.

High school career[edit]

White attended Craigmont High School in Memphis, Tennessee. As a junior in 2006–07, he averaged 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals per game. He was named All-Metro, First Team All-State by the Tennessee Writers Association, and was one of the five finalist for The Commercial Appeal's Player of the Year.[1]

In November 2007, White committed to Ole Miss.[1]

As a senior in 2007–08, White was named Tennessee's Class AAA Mr. Basketball. He averaged 27.1 points per game, leading his team in points, field goal percentage, three-pointers, free-throw percentage, and steals. He was also named the District 14-AAA regular season and tournament MVP, and earned Region All-tournament team honors.[2]

College career[edit]

White played collegiately for Ole Miss and scored 955 career points and averaged 14.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game over his two years with the Rebels. He was named SEC Rookie of the Year after taking over point guard duties for the injured Chris Warren in league play and posted 18.4 points per SEC game. He then spent the summer of 2009 with Team USA, helping the Americans to a gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championships in New Zealand.[3] As a senior in 2009–10, he averaged 15.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest in helping the Rebels to a 24–11 record, SEC West title and NIT Final Four appearance.[4]

In April 2010, White declared for the NBA draft.[5] He did not hire an agent however, thus leaving the opportunity to return to the Rebels if he withdrew by May 8.[5] On May 6, White decided to hire an agent and remain in the draft.[4]

2008–09 Mississippi 31 21 30.0 .428 .354 .628 3.4 2.3 .8 .3 13.7
2009–10 Mississippi 35 34 31.5 .430 .341 .714 4.6 1.5 .9 .2 15.1
Career 66 55 30.8 .429 .347 .680 4.0 1.9 .8 .2 14.5

Professional career[edit]


White was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 36th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft.[3] He subsequently played for the Pistons during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.[6] Upon being drafted, his athleticism did not go unnoticed, when during the NBA rookie orientation, he became known around the league for his gifted dunking abilities with a YouTube video of a spur-of-the-moment rookie slam dunk contest.[7][8][9] However, during the Pistons' first preseason game, White broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and subsequently missed the entire 2010–11 season.[9][10][11]

In December 2011, White was cut by the Pistons following the conclusion of the NBA lockout,[11][12] despite declaring himself 100 percent fit.[9] He subsequently spent preseason with the New Orleans Hornets, but got released again due to back issues.[11] He then joined the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League, where he managed 18 games before a stress fracture in his back forced him to sit out the rest of the 2011–12 season.[6][11] In July 2012, he played for the Los Angeles Clippers during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.[6]


On August 2, 2012, White signed with Serbian team Radnički Kragujevac.[13] On November 10, 2012, he scored 36 points in win against Cibona.[14] He played 27 games in Adriatic League and averaged 14.3 points and 5 rebounds per game.[15][16]

In July 2013, White played for the Dallas Mavericks during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.[6]

In November 2013, White signed with Turkish club Royal Halı Gaziantep.[17] On February 19, 2014, he left Gaziantep and signed with the Israeli club Hapoel Eilat for the rest of the season.[18]

In July 2014, White played for the Memphis Grizzlies during the NBA Summer League in Orlando.[6]

In August 2014, White signed with Russian club Enisey Krasnoyarsk for the 2014–15 season.[19]


On September 16, 2015, White signed with the Phoenix Suns.[20] However, he was later waived on October 15 after appearing in two preseason games.[21] On November 2, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Suns.[22]

Israel and South Korea[edit]

On March 25, 2016, White signed with Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[23]

White spent the 2016–17 and 2017–18 seasons in South Korea with the Seoul SK Knights. In April 2018, he helped the Knights win the KBL Championship. White won the Championship MVP award, as he averaged 25 points with 5.3 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game throughout the six championship games. He became the first foreign player in 15 years to win the MVP award for the KBL Championship.[24]

Australia and Bahrain[edit]

On July 27, 2018, White signed with the Perth Wildcats for the 2018–19 NBL season.[25] He promised head coach Trevor Gleeson to bring a championship to Perth.[26] He endured knee and hamstring injuries throughout the campaign,[26][27] but battle through the regular season only missing a handful of games,[26] while a wrist injury required him to wear a cast on his left arm at the end of the regular season and during the finals.[26][28] White received criticism throughout the season for not seizing control of games,[29] but stepped up when it mattered most with hauls of 19 and 24 points during semifinal wins over the Brisbane Bullets and followed that with 19, 17, 31 and 20 points in the four grand final matches, helping the Wildcats defeat Melbourne United 3–1 behind another championship series MVP.[26][30]

In April 2019, White played for Bahraini club Al-Manama during the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2019 Gulf Basketball Association (GBA) Qualifiers.[31] During the tournament's preliminary round, White a triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.[32] He helped Manama reach the final with a 30-point effort in the semi-final,[33] before scoring 21 points in an 82–74 loss to Sharjah in the final.[34]

On July 3, 2019, White re-signed with the Wildcats for the 2019–20 NBL season.[35][36]


White is married to wife Tye.[37] He has a daughter, who he had while in a previous relationship.[37]


  1. ^ a b "Rebels add Memphis hoop's star". scout.com. September 28, 2007. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "Mr. & Miss Basketball Winners". coacht.com. March 15, 2008. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Pistons Take Terrico White In NBA Draft". olemisssports.com. June 29, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Terrico White Staying In NBA Draft". olemisssports.com. May 6, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "White enters name in draft". ESPN.com. April 9, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Terrico White Player Profile". RealGM.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Rookie Dunk Off". YouTube.com. August 17, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  8. ^ Burns Ortiz, Maria (April 25, 2011). "The NBA's social media explosion". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019. If the content goes viral -- a la Terrico White in a spur-of-the-moment rookie slam dunk contest -- even better.
  9. ^ a b c Johnson, Andre (December 1, 2011). "After Injury, Terrico White Aims to Have an Impact for the Pistons This Year". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Jonas Jerebko likely to miss 6 months". ESPN.com. October 6, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d Gray, Jeff (May 31, 2017). "Terrico White talks about The Basketball Tournament and playing ball in South Korea". redcuprebellion.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Mays, Steve (December 8, 2011). "Terrico White says he won't be back with the Pistons". MLive.com. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
  13. ^ "Radnicki Kragujevac tabs Terrico White". Sportando.net. August 2, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  14. ^ "Cibona vs Radnicki". abaliga.com. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  15. ^ "Terrico White". abaliga.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  16. ^ "Terrico White leaves Radnicki, will try to earn a spot in the NBA". Sportando.net. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  17. ^ "Royal Hali Gaziantep signs Terrico White". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  18. ^ "Terrico White signs with Hapoel Eilat". Sportando.net. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  19. ^ "Terrico White signs with Enisey". Court-Side.com. September 16, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  20. ^ "Suns Sign Burton, Casey, Jefferson, Sims, White". NBA.com. September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  21. ^ "Suns Waive Casey, White". NBA.com. October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  22. ^ "Jam Announce 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 2, 2015. Archived from the original on August 11, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  23. ^ "Terrico White pens with Ironi Nes-Ziona". Court-side.com. March 25, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  24. ^ "SK Knights win 2nd KBL Championship". koreajoongangdaily.joins.com. April 20, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  25. ^ "Perth Wildcats Sign Terrico White, Complete #NBL19 Roster". NBL.com.au. July 27, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  26. ^ a b c d e O'Donoghue, Craig (March 18, 2019). "Star Perth Wildcats import Terrico White makes good on championship vow". TheWest.com.au. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  27. ^ O'Donoghue, Craig (November 15, 2018). "Injured Perth Wildcats trio Angus Brandt, Terrico White and Damian Martin to sit out once more". PerthNow.com.au. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  28. ^ "Wildcats allay injury fears for NBL import". sbs.com.au. February 14, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  29. ^ O'Donoghue, Craig (March 17, 2019). "Perth Wildcats secure NBL title interstate for first time since 1990". TheWest.com.au. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  30. ^ O'Donoghue, Craig (March 18, 2019). "Nine thoughts on the Perth Wildcats ninth NBL title". TheWest.com.au. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  31. ^ "Manama lands Terrico White, ex Wildcats for GCC". asia-basket.com. April 15, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  32. ^ "Fiba Asia Champions Cup: Manama bow to Qataris". gdnonline.com. April 23, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  33. ^ "Manama storm into final of Fiba Asia Champions Cup". gdnonline.com. April 27, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  34. ^ "Manama settle for second place". gdnonline.com. April 28, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  35. ^ "Perth Wildcats re-sign Terrico White". Wildcats.com.au. July 3, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  36. ^ Uluc, Olgun (July 3, 2019). "Reigning NBL Grand Final MVP Terrico White re-signs with Perth Wildcats". FoxSports.com.au. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  37. ^ a b O'Donoghue, Craig (March 19, 2019). "Perth Wildcats Terrico White will wait before deciding to re-sign with NBL champions". TheWest.com.au. Retrieved March 19, 2019.

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