Q & A: 2015 Ft. Wayne Carroll guard Chandler White

The Indiana staff will begin keeping closer tabs on several 2015 prospects beginning this spring and one player who is expected to have plenty of eyes on him from across the Big Ten is 6-2 Ft. Wayne Carroll guard Chandler White.

The talented sophomore-to-be averaged close to 16 points per game in his first high school season and talked to Inside the Hall about his recruitment thus far at the IndyBall.com Shootout in Indianapolis:

What kind of year did your team have in high school?

“We had an awful start, 0-5, but then we fought back, coach got us in the gym more working harder and we finished pretty good, 8-12.”

Did you play off the ball or point guard during the high school season?

“Both. It depended on who was in the game. We usually started off with me on the wing and then as the game got closer to the end, I played point.”

How did you feel your freshman year went?

“At the beginning I had the jitters kind of, but towards the end I got comfortable with it, and it was pretty good.

What colleges have been in to see you so far?

“Michigan, Michigan State, IU, Purdue, Xavier has been calling and Butler.”

Have you visited any of those schools?

“I’ve been to IU, Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State.”

Are there any schools that have been in touch with you more than others?

“IU and Michigan are both really up there.”

Who have you been in contact with from IU?

“(Assistant coach) Tim Buckley.”

What do coaches tell you about your game that has them interested in you?

“I can score, and they say that I just need to work on my defense and sliding, and I have a soft touch.”

Have you given any thought to what you like about specific schools?

“IU, I really like because of their atmosphere and fans. Purdue, I like them a lot because of the way they play. Michigan I went to for a basketball game, and I liked that.”

What are your goals for the summer, and what are you looking to improve on most?

“My ball handling and shot.”

Chandler White Video

  • Evansville Hoosier

    When will they release the first 2015 rankings? I really hope this guy and Jalen Coleman are among the first 25. I think Coleman has a really good chance.

  • Kelin Blab

    Recruiting never stops. I keep saying Crean may not have to leave the state for much of anything in the near future. Maybe a kid here or there but the talent is that deep and skilled……and it just keeps coming. Nice clip of this kid, good size, and will probably have a growing list. 

  • Evansville Hoosier

    That guy looks bigger than 6’2″. Maybe just short opponents

  • Evansville Hoosier

    That guy looks bigger than 6’2″. Maybe just short opponents

  • ufo3

    I’ve watched Chandler White play several times in the past two years.
    He is a player!
    IU needs to get him, a great basketball player, with a good feel for the game, high basketball IQ, strong, good passer, fundamental, athletic, a All-State level player in his class.

  • HoosierHysteric

    What do the coaches say you need to work on?
    -Defense
    What are you going to work on?
    -Shooting and ball-handling

    I realize he’s a freshman, but seriously?

  • HoosierTrav

    Kid is a stud. One of my close friends works with his father Eddy White, and he told me on Thursday that IU was definitely at the top of his list. It’s gonna boil down between is and MSU in the end. He really likes the two of us.

  • 888

    Wow! Doesnt look like a freshman last year. I definately say stay after this one and see how things pan out. Man isnt it nice to be an IU fan!! Allk this talent right in our back yard and we dont have to cheat to get it. Gettm CTC!!!

  • Hoosierfan88

    KJ Walton as well. Dude can get to the bucket.

  • HoosierPat

    I agree.  He needs to be able to play defense.  He has time to get better, but he has to work at it.

  • calbert40

    Plays with a lot of confidence, especially for a freshman!  He has a very natural stroke and can get to the rim pretty easily.

    My question is how was the competition?  The FW area didn’t have a lot of talent this season.  Homestead and Northrup were both good, but I wouldn’t say they were great.  Could he be a big fish in a small pond considering his team went 8-12 in a weaker area of the state?

    IDK if those are legitimate questions, but I will say that I trust CTC.  He seems to go after not only quality players, but good young men too.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Maybe we should just offer all of Indy Spiece a scholarship? lol

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Maybe we should just offer all of Indy Spiece a scholarship? lol

  • Tom S

     You’re going to parse the words of a 15-year-old to determine if he’s saying the right thing?  Seriously?

  • Some Guy

     Marty Beasley will have him playing defense.

  • Some Guy

     Marty Beasley will have him playing defense.

  • Some Guy

    He played well against the Scott twins in both meetings against Northrop. They are two of the best defensive guards in the state. Right now he’s all raw athleticism and a pretty sweet shot.  He’s definitely got potential.  His supporting cast this year didn’t have the talent that most of their opponents did, but they still competed with everybody they played.

  • HoosierTrav

    I wouldn’t call FW one of the weaker areas of the state! Maybe in comparison to Indy but then again, every area looks weak when compared to Indy. Bryson scott(purdue), James Blackmon(IU), Chandler White(B1G), VJ Beachem(Notre Dame), Raphael Davis(Purdue)… And I’m sure I missed a few. I’d say next to Indy, FW has the most talent in the state. I’d say he’s a big fish in a big enough pond. The 3A state runner-ups were in his conference too. I hate when people say “how’s the competition?” the kid is 15 and looks this good against the talent in the states 2nd largest metro area. A state that happens to be arguably the most fertile recruiting grounds in the nation. I wouldn’t worry about the competition unless we were recruiting a kid who plays in a small town and competes in single-A. Even then we still have aau to see what these kids are made of. Word is, this guy is one of the best 2015′s in the state and maybe the best. Any word on Eron Gordon (2016)?? They say he’s B1G ten offer good as an eighth grader. You would think he commits as soon as iu offers.

  • calbert40

    I’m not suggesting that the FW area is void of talent…I just think it is in a down period right now.  I don’t know a ton about the ball played in the FW area other than the little I saw in comparison to other solid 4A teams in other parts of the state.  They were clearly overmatched in the Marion regional too.  That’s why I posed it as a question instead of a statement of fact, though.

    Still, the second most populous area of the state has contributed one high major D-I recruit for 2012 (Davis), and he didn’t even play in FW last season, so he barely counts.

    Look, I don’t care where he comes from in Indiana, but I think it is a legitimate question RE: competition.  His team was sub-.500 in an area that had a down year both with team and individual success.  JMO.

    The only FW area team to finish in the top 25 in the Sagarin was Homestead. Carroll finished 95th. They went just 0-2 against the top 25, and 0-10 vs the top 64. So, they played some quality opponents, but they didn’t play the best competition in the state. White’s performance as a freshman is very impressive, though, but I’d still like to see what he does over the summer before I get too excited. He looks like a very solid player (as I said above).

    If CTC likes him, then I like him.  I trust his evaluation more than either mine or yours.

  • http://twitter.com/Cehlerding Christian Ehlerding

    I’d love for him to go to Indiana since his cousin Bryson Scott will be playing at Purdue 

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisSchutte3 Chris Schutte

    I go to his school and he is definitely talented. He plays in a system very similar to IU’s with switching defense and a lot of ball screens on offense. He does have things to work on but hes extremely athletic and played with a shoulder brace because of a football injury most of the year. He played against good competition, but his supporting cast was extremely weak. He is being deemed the savior at our school and he very well lived up to it in his first year.

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisSchutte3 Chris Schutte

    I go to his school and he is definitely talented. He plays in a system very similar to IU’s with switching defense and a lot of ball screens on offense. He does have things to work on but hes extremely athletic and played with a shoulder brace because of a football injury most of the year. He played against good competition, but his supporting cast was extremely weak. He is being deemed the savior at our school and he very well lived up to it in his first year.

  • FreeAgentID

    Come to the Hoosiers!

  • FreeAgentID

    Come to the Hoosiers!

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