Season opener is Friday, Nov. 14 at Southern
Head coach Michael White and senior forward Michale Kyser addressed the media
The Bulldogs completed practice No. 8
Bulldogs down Eagles, 73-64, to extend home winning streak to 14 games.
High School: Lettered for Madison Central but will play for Grenada HS and coach Jaworski Rankin his senior year ... Three-star recruit per Rivals and ESPN ... Ranked 37th best center in the nation by ESPN ... Rated third best player in the state of Mississippi by the Mississippi Hoop Report ... Rated second best player in Mississippi by ESPN ... Was named to the Clarion Ledger's "Dandy Dozen" which names the 12 best players state-wide ... Led the Chargers to the Mississippi 6A title game where he had 15 points and 17 rebounds in the five-point loss ... Posted one of his six triple-doubles (13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks) on the year in the upset win over Provine in the semifinals ... Earned first team all-state honors while averaging 14.6 rebounds, 12.9 rebounds and 6.5 blocks per game ... Shot 61 percent from the field and had three games with at least 20 boards and seven games with at least 10 rejections ... Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic where he swatted away five balls ... Earned all-state and all-district honors after averaging 11 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks as a junior ... Played alongside fellow Bulldog Xavian Stapleton to lead the Jaguars to a 25-9 record and the class 6A state championship ... Registered 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in the finals ... Played AAU for the Jackson Tigers.
Personal: Full name is Joniah White ... Son of Nora and Thomas White ... Born Feb. 1, 1996 in Grenada, Miss. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee, Wichita State and Tulane.