Thursday was the third visit to Bloomington for 2015 Ft. Wayne Carroll guard Chandler White.
The first two were for games against Iowa and Purdue this past winter, but this trip offered White the opportunity to see a bit more behind the scenes.
“I met with their academic advisor (Marni Mooney) and strength coach (Je’Nay Jackson),” White told Inside the Hall. “What stood out to me a lot is their strength coach, instead of injury prevention, he calls it ‘pre-hab,’ which is like training your muscles and joints to not get hurt.
“And I saw how intense the coaches were with the players and how they run their workouts. And then for about two hours, I actually got to play with the team (in open gym). It showed me where I was at and what I need to work on.”
The opportunity to interact and get feedback on what he needs to work on from Tom Crean was also valuable, according to White.
“He’s a straight up guy. He tells you what you need to work on and what your weakness is and what your strengths are,” he said. “He likes how I can play every position and guard a lot of positions. And he told me that I need to work on guarding the one and try to get quicker. I like how intense his workouts are.”
White, who averaged close to 16 points per game as a freshman, is hearing from several Big Ten schools including Michigan, Purdue, Michigan State, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Xavier, Wake Forest and Boston College have also expressed interest.
Most of the schools involved early with White have yet to slot him into a particular position at the next level.
“I think they just see me as a guard. Not a one and not a two, but both,” he said.
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