|Okaro White loves what he does.|Okaro White
, Florida State
2013/14 stats: 30.1 mpg, 13.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.1 bpg, 0.8 spg, 3.0 fpg, 1.9 TOpg, 51.4% FG, 37.5% 3PT, 79.8% FT
White has the body of a small forward who has played more and more like a face-up power forward as his career has gone on. This has been most obvious in the development of his three point jump shot, which, although not on especially high volume, is now pretty good. Indeed, that's a description of White as a whole. In no way does he obviously exceed or excel, yet at everything, he is pretty good.
Although not a featured ball handler, White is an effective one- or two-dribbler against the slower defensive bigs he often matches up again. Although not an elite athlete himself, White has good size, a decent frame and a long wing span, and has a decent level of speed and leap that he uses to run the floor and finish when set up. Although not especially strong, White compensates by scrapping and hustling, and commits to throwing himself into contact with reckless abandon and without fear. Although not a creator with the ball in his hands or in the post, White is an accomplished finisher, an increasingly good shooter and a useful cutter. Although he cannot create jump shots, he can hit them. And although he can be clumsy with the ball, reaching in and sometimes on checking fouls, this does not stop him trying.
Defensively, White projects well. His hustle and effort are there, and he tries to be physical even when overmatched. He also has good hands to go with that relentless energy, closes out well, and could in theory match up on bigger threes along with opposing fours. If he can stick the jumpers with more frequency at a similar efficiency, then his useful and committed all-around game could take him to the NBA level.