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93. Jahidi White
AB 1998
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Cardinal Ritter
Position: Center
Height: 6-9
Weight: 290
Years on Team: 1994-98
Highlights:
Career Blocks, #7
Career Shooting Pct: #9
Career Rebounds, #33
Career Scoring, #76



A consensus All-America recruit from St. Louis, hopes were high that 6-9 Jahidi White would continue the tradition of dominating Hoya centers established over a decade. Slowed by injuries throughout his four years, White nonetheless provided strength in the middle, particularly in his last two years of play.

White played sparingly in his first two seasons, averaging less than nine minutes a game as a backup to Othella Harrington. In limited action, White showed glimpses of his potential, including a 19 point, 11 rebound effort in December 1995 despite playing only 17 minutes in a 104-60 rout of Morgan State.

By his junior year, White took over at center, collecting 12 points and 16 rebounds in an early season matchup with Seton Hall., followed two days later with 14 points and picked up six blocks in a rematch with Massachusetts. For the season, White averaged 7.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks a game as the Hoyas advanced to the Big East divisional crown and a berth in the 1997 NCAA tournament. White blocked at least one shot in 27 of the Hoyas' 30 games that season.

With his confidence rising after a strong junior season, White's best efforts came in 1997-98, where he averaged in double figures in scoring and posted five of his eight career double-doubles in the first 10 games of the season. White scored 10 points and eight rebounds against West Virginia, his last game before a season-ending wrist injury that ended his college career. The injury derailed what likely could have been a superlative year for the 6-9 White, who finished his career fifth all-time in blocked shots and among the top 10 in field goal shooting.

White's statistics are understated due in large part to foul trouble: 20 of the 42 games he started were played with four or more fouls. But when he was on the court, White could be a powerful force. Despite averaging less than 20 minutes per game over his career, his points per minute average is 15th all time and comparable to that of Bill Martin and John Duren. White's lasting statistic is in blocked shots. Seventh all time with 169, his blocks per game average over his final two seasons is in the top five all time.

Jahidi White received his degree from Georgetown in 1998. He was drafted in the 2nd round by the NBA's Washington Wizards, where he played seven seasons among four NBA clubs.

 


Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1994-95 27 0 200 24 56 42.9 0 0 0.0 13 35 37.1 19 46 1.8 28 2 23 8 61 2.3
1995-96 37 0 409 70 125 56.0 0 0 0.0 43 89 48.3 67 138 3.7 87 5 44 18 183 4.9
1996-97 30 30 607 84 164 51.2 0 0 0.0 50 103 48.5 86 193 6.4 99 14 59 15 218 7.3
1997-98 12 12 259 52 82 63.4 0 0 0.0 22 50 44.0 54 100 8.3 39 2 26 12 126 10.5

Total

106 42 1475 230 427 53.8 0 0 0.0 128 277 46.2 226 477 4.5 253 23 152 53 588 5.5

Top 25 Career Rankings By Statistic

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

Total

* * * * * 9th * * * * * * 24th * 5th * * *

Game Records Game High Game Low
Minutes Played 34 (11/21/97) 1 (2 games)
Points 19 (12/20/95) 0 (22 games)
Field Goals Made 6 (12/20/95) 0 (32 games)
Field Goals Attempted 13 (12/20/95) 0 (14 games)
3 Point FG None attempted None attempted
3 Point FG Attempted None attempted None attempted
Free Throws Made 7 (12/20/95) 0 (41 games)
Free Throws Attempted 11 (12/20/95) 0 (28 games)
Offensive Rebounds 7 (11/15/97) 0 (25 games)
Total Rebounds 16 (12/2/96) 0 (12 games)
Assists 3 (three games) 0 (89 games)
Turnovers 6 (1/29/95) 0 (24 games)
Blocked Shots 4 (three times) 0 (42 games)
Steals 3 (two games) 0 (69 games)

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