Just one day after Otto Porter was drafted as the 3rd overall pick in the NBA Draft, the Georgetown Hoyas are hosting Paul White, a 4-star power forward from Illinois. White is the 48th ranked player in Scout.com's Top 100 and the 9th best power forward. In addition to Georgetown, White has received offers from other big name schools such as Arizona, Ohio State and Illinois.
Highlights of White are below:
Georgetown was late to the game as far as White's recruitment goes, but the hire of former Northwestern assistant Tavaras Hardy has Georgetown right in the mix for his services. If all goes well during his visit, perhaps White will commit and be Georgetown's 3rd commit in the Class of 2014, joining forward Isaac Copeland (47th in ESPN Top 100) and point guard Tre Campbell (the #1 ranked point guard in DC).
Copeland meanwhile, has skyrocketed in the new Scout recruiting rankings and is now the 33rd best player in the Class of 2014. ESPN's Paul Biancardi had the below to say about Copeland:
PF Isaac Copeland
Like Porter, Copeland is a small-town kid with loads of talent and will play his college ball at Georgetown. Copeland is a bit bigger and more skilled at putting the ball on the deck than Porter was in high school and makes a living getting to the basket using his long strides.
Copeland gets into the lane and can finish via a soft floater, which at his size, is quite impressive. He is an active defender who uses his length to cover ground, get deflections and contest shots. He could be more engaged as a rebounder and shot-blocker, especially given his wingspan, but this is a long, lanky and extremely productive recruit who may enjoy similar success to that of Porter's with the Hoyas.
As a reminder, Otto Porter was drafted last night by the Washington Wizards with the 3rd overall pick in the NBA Draft.