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Joniah White
Joniah  White

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Duck Hill, Miss.

High School:
Grenada HS

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 205

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
02/01/1996

Experience:
1L

12/05/2016

Bulldogs Balanced in 98-65 Victory

LA Tech improved to 5-3 on the season

12/03/2016

McCree Powers Bulldogs to 88-59 Victory

LA Tech improved to 4-3 on the season

12/01/2016

LA Tech Drops Heartbreaker in Overtime to Cal

Bulldogs fall to 3-3 on the season

11/23/2016

Harris, Sherman Power Bulldogs to 79-63 Win

LA Tech improved to 2-2 on the season

11/19/2016

Bulldogs Struggle from Foul Line, Fall to Huskers

LA Tech Falls to 1-2 on the season

12/05/2016

LA Tech vs. Alcorn State 12/5/16

Five Bulldogs scored in double figures in what turned into a 98-65 victory over the Braves

12/05/2016

LA Tech vs. Maryland Eastern Shore 11/27/16

Veterans bounce back to propel Bulldogs to home win over Hawks

12/04/2016

LA Tech vs. Southeastern 12/3/16

Erik McCree has career night in convincing 88-59 win over Lions

12/02/2016

LA Tech vs. Oklahoma Baptist 11/23/16

Harris, Sherman power Bulldogs to 79-63 win over Bison

11/11/2016

South Carolina 85, Louisiana Tech 76

The Bulldogs fall to South Carolina on opening night, November 11, 2016.

2015-16: Played in four games, including three starts, before being sideline for the remainder of the season due to a medical issue ... Averaged 4.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game ... Totaled eight rejections in limited play ... First action of the season came at Grambling State (11/21), posting four points and four rebounds ... Got first career start at Ohio State (11/24), pulling down a career-high seven boards in the upset win over the Buckeyes ... Scored career-high eight points and notched career-high four blocks versus NC Central (11/27) ... Had seven points in 27 minutes of action at Memphis (12/1) which was his final game of the season. 

2014-15:
Saw action in 26 games ... Finished with third most blocks on the year with 19 ... Posted three blocks in his Bulldog debut at Southern (11/14) ... Matched the three blocks again versus Nicholls State (12/18) ... Had breakout performance against FIU (2/14) by recording season highs with six points on 3-of-3 shooting and five rebounds ... Key contributor again versus UTEP (2/26) with four boards and three rejections.

High School:
Lettered for Madison Central but played 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.

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