Terrico White

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Terrico White
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White with Radnički Kragujevac in 2012
No. 23 – Seoul SK Knights
Position Shooting guard
League Korean Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 27)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Craigmont (Memphis, Tennessee)
College Ole Miss (2008–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Idaho Stampede
2012–2013 Radnički Kragujevac
2013–2014 Royal Halı Gaziantep
2014 Hapoel Eilat
2014–2015 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2015–2016 Bakersfield Jam
2016 Ironi Nes Ziona
2016–present Seoul SK Knights
Career highlights and awards

Terrico White (born March 7, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Seoul SK Knights of the Korean Basketball League. He played college basketball at Ole Miss.

High school career[edit]

White attended Craigmont High School in Memphis, Tennessee, his place of birth, where he was a four-year starter at the shooting guard position. In his junior year he had a per game average of 22 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals while leading the boys' basketball team to the state quarterfinals. That same year he was named All-Metro, 1st Team All-State by the Tennessee Writers Association, and was one of 5 finalists for the Commercial Appeals Player of the Year.[1]

As a senior, he averaged 27.1 points per game, 7.9 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 3.7 steals while leading Craigmont to a district championship. During his time at Craigmont White set both the all time and single game scoring records. He was a three time All-State pick and a three time finalist for Class AAA Mr. Basketball.[2]

At 6'5" and 205 lbs, he was known as a fundamentally sound player who possessed a natural athletic ability. In addition to playing basketball, White was also the football team's starting quarterback, a member of the track and field team and a starting pitcher for the baseball team, where it was reported that he threw a fastball at 90 mph.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Terrico White
Memphis, Tennessee Craigmont HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sep 28, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 80   ESPN: 95
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

White played collegiately for two years at the University of Mississippi for coach Andy Kennedy and the Ole Miss Rebels. In 2009, he averaged 13.7 points and 2.3 assists per game and along with being named an All American was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the year and Southeastern Conference newcomer of the year. He started 21 of the 31 games he played in, and was a finalist for the Cellular South Howell Trophy, which honors the best college basketball player in Mississippi. In his sophomore year at Ole Miss he ranked ninth in the SEC in scoring with a 15.1-point per game average. That year he led the rebels to an appearance in the NIT.

On May 5, 2010 White announced that he would be entering the 2010 NBA draft.

2008–09 Mississippi 31 21 30.0 .428 .354 .628 3.4 2.3 0.8 0.3 13.7
2009–10 Mississippi 35 34 31.5 .430 .341 .714 4.6 1.5 0.9 0.2 15.1
Career 66 55 30.8 .429 .347 .680 4.0 1.9 0.8 0.2 14.5

Professional career[edit]


White was drafted 36th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round of the 2010 NBA Draft. During the Pistons first preseason game against the Miami Heat, White fractured his right foot and would consequently sit out for the remainder of his rookie season. When the Pistons selected White in the second round of the 2010 NBA draft with the 36th overall pick, they were attracted to the 6-foot-5 combo guard combination of speed and athleticism.

White became known around the league in the summer of 2010 for his extraordinary dunking abilities with a YouTube video featuring his dunk highlights during the NBA rookie orientation.[3][4]

In December 2011, the Detroit Pistons made the decision to part ways with White. White broke the news on Twitter, saying: "Just got the news from @detroitpistons that they letting me go. Really didn't get a chance because of injury. Putting it in God hands now."[5][6][7]

White joined the training camp roster of the New Orleans Hornets in December 2011. On December 28, after being released by New Orleans, he signed with the Idaho Stampede.


On August 2, 2012, White signed with Serbian team Radnički Kragujevac.[8] On November 10, 2012, he scored 36 points in win against Cibona.[9] He played 27 games in Adriatic League and averaged 14.3 points and 5 rebounds per game.[10] On May 24, 2013, coach Nikolić said that White will leave team at the end of season, and try to sign in NBA.[11]

In November 2013, he signed with the Turkish club Royal Halı Gaziantep.[12] On February 19, 2014, he left Gaziantep and signed with the Israeli club Hapoel Eilat for the rest of the season.[13]

In August 2014, White signed with Yenisey Krasnoyarsk of Russia for the 2014–15 season.[14]


On September 16, 2015, White signed with the Phoenix Suns.[15] However, he was later waived on October 15 after appearing in two preseason games.[16] On November 2, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Suns.[17] On November 15, he made his debut for the Jam in a 123–119 loss to the Reno Bighorns, recording 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals in 34 minutes off the bench.[18]


On March 25, 2016, White signed with Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[19] On April 14, he made his debut for Ironi Nes Ziona in a 77–67 loss to Hapoel Eilat, recording 16 points, three rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes off the bench.[20]


  1. ^ "Rebels add Memphis hoop's star". scout.com. 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Terrico White Bio Rival.com". rival.com. 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Rookie Dunk Off". youtube.com. August 17, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The NBA's social media explosion". sports.espn.go.com. April 25, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Detroit Pistons cut ties with second-year guard Terrico White". Detroit Free Press. December 8, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ Mays, Steve (December 8, 2011). "Terrico White says he won't be back with the Pistons". Mlive.com. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tweet about leaving". Twitter. 
  8. ^ "Radnicki Kragujevac tabs Terrico White". Sportando.net. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Cibona vs Radnicki". abaliga.com. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Terrico White". abaliga.com. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Terrico White leaves Radnicki, will try to earn a spot in the NBA". Sportando.net. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Royal Hali Gaziantep signs Terrico White". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Terrico White signs with Hapoel Eilat". Sportando.net. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Terrico White signs with Enisey". Court-Side.com. September 16, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Suns Sign Burton, Casey, Jefferson, Sims, White". NBA.com. September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Suns Waive Casey, White". NBA.com. October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Jam Announce 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Bighorns Defeat Bakersfield In First Road Game". NBA.com. November 15, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Terrico White pens with Ironi Nes-Ziona". Court-side.com. March 25, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Regular Season Round 29: Hapoel Eilat – Ironi Nes-Ziona 77-67". Eurobasket.com. April 14, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 

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