Charlotte signs North Carolina prep standout guard Andrien White

Mark Price (left) added Andrien White to his first recruiting class  at Charlotte. (Photo courtesy of Charlotte 49ers Athletics)
Mark Price (left) added Andrien White to his first recruiting class at Charlotte. (Photo courtesy of Charlotte 49ers Athletics)

Courtesy of Charlotte49ers.com

Charlotte, N.C. — Charlotte 49ers head men’s basketball coach Mark Price announces the addition of Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s Quality Education Academy standout Andrien White, a 6-foot-3 guard, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the 49ers.

“I am extremely excited to add a really talented young player in Andrien White to the 49ers basketball program,” Price said. “Andrien is an extremely bright and intelligent player that has a high basketball IQ. He will bring a defensive presence and toughness from the wing position to our team. He is a very good three-point shooter. We look forward to adding him to our team.”

This past season, White played for the Quality Education Academy. White spent his first three years of high school playing for Thomas Dale High School in Chesterfield, Virginia.

“Andrien White is a great kid and a multi-talented player,” Quality Education Academy coach Isaac Pitts said. “Andrien can shoot, pass and handle the basketball. He has a high basketball IQ. Andrien is a superb athlete who is one of the best on-the-ball defenders in high school basketball.  He is very humble and always positive. He was our team captain and he always puts his teammates first. Charlotte is getting a quality person in Andrien who will be a great ambassador for the school and the men’s basketball program.”

As a senior, White averaged 14 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in helping Quality Education Academy post a 24-6 record. White scored a dramatic game-winning three-point basket at the buzzer in QEA’s 67-66 win over national power Huntington Prep in the Mustang Madness Tournament in Paducah, Kentucky, January 9. As a junior, White earned first-team All-Conference honors playing for Thomas Dale High School. White’s older brother Andrew White is a junior guard for the University of Nebraska.


“I am excited to sign with Charlotte which is a great school,” White said. “Being a guard and getting the chance to learn from and play for Coach Mark Price, one of the best point guards of all-time, played a major factor in my decision to sign with the 49ers.”

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