|High School:||Centennial HS|
AT GEORGIA STATE:
Finished his career as statistically one of the best players in the history of Georgia State basketball . . . Earned All-Sun Belt Third Team honors as a senior . . . Scored 1,393 points, third most in program history, making 465 field goals, sixth most all-time . . . Dished out 414 assists, third most in GSU history . . . Played in 119 games, third most in program history, while making 102 starts, second most . . . Made 336 free throws, fourth most all-time to go along with a 78.0 free throw percentage, the ninth-best mark . . . Knocked down 127 3-pointers (12th) and took 388 shots from beyond the arc (8th).
Became the 17th Panther in program history to score 1,000 points . . . Missed 10 games as a freshman otherwise might have finished his career as the leading scorer in program history . . . Won 74 games in his career, tied for third most in GSU history.
Earned All-Sun Belt Third Team honors after averaging 11.5 points and 4.3 assists per game, third most in the conference and No. 101 in the NCAA . . . Totalled 147 assists, the fifth most in a single-season in program history and No. 87 in the NCAA . . . Knocked down 116-of-144 free throws, with the 116 makes being tenth most in a single-season in GSU history . . . Ranked No. 23 in the Sun Belt in scoring, eighth in free throw shooting percentage and second with a 2.5 assist/turnover ratio.
Scored a career-high 30 points, making 16-of-17 free throws in 42 minutes against UT Arlington . . . Tied for the team lead in scoring with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting against McNeese State in the NIT Season Tipoff opener . . . Finished with 13 points, six assists and three steals against Old Dominion . . . Dished out a career-high 11 assists with just one turnover against UTSA, just a game after garnering 10 assists with just one turnover against Georgia Southern . . . Scored 17 points against ULM, making 9-of-10 free throws . . . Finished with 20 points and five assists in a 15-point win over ULM . . . Scored 22 points and pulled down five rebounds at UALR . . . On Senior Day, scored 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Western Kentucky . . . Tied a career-high with six rebounds in Postseason NIT against Clemson.
Garnered All-CAA Preseason Coaches Second Team honors and earned the Coaches Award following the season . . . Finished ninth in the CAA in scoring (14.8), 12th in field-goal percentage (42.9), fourth in assists (3.9), 15th in free throw percentage (74.0), sixth in steals (1.7), fifth in assist/turnover ratio (1.3) and third in minutes (36.2) . . . Led team in scoring six times and in assists 22 times.
With his final basket of the regular season, became just the 17th Panther to score 1,000 points in his career . . . Scored 24 points in that game against Northeastern, going 8-of-12 from the floor with a pair of 3-pointers . . . Finished the season scoring in double-figures in 29 of 31 contests.
Entered the season having made 17 straight free throws, a streak that was pushed to 20 straight against Duke and became the fourth-longest mark in school history . . . Against the Blue Devils, scored a team-high 19 points, hitting 3-of-5 from 3-point range and swiping three steals . . . Tied a team-high with 17 points and dished out five assists at Liberty . . . Tied a career-high with six rebounds at Georgia Southern, scoring 14 points in 43 minutes . . . Scored 18 points, making 6-of-6 free throws against Delaware, while dishing out six assists and grabbing five rebounds . . . Made four straight free throws to hold off Northeastern in Boston, knocking off the previously undefeated in CAA play Huskies, finishing with 13 points . . . Set a career-high with eight assists against Old Dominion while scoring 10 points . . . Scored 19 points, including 16 in the second half at UNCW, dishing out four assists . . . Scored 22 points with seven assists in 42 minutes against Towson . . . Finished with 23 points, going 9-of-14 from the floor at George Mason.
Started 33 of 34 games, leading the team in scoring and finishing 14th in the CAA, averaging 12.9 points per game . . . Dished out 2.9 assists per game, second on the team and 11th in the conference . . . Finished the season making 17 straight free throws to increase his free throw percentage to 83.0, tops on the team, tied for the ninth best single-season mark in school history, the second best percentage in the CAA and the 74th best in the NCAA . . . Knocked down 54 3-pointers, most on the team, while hitting 34.4 percent from behind the arc, second on the team and 11th in the league . . . Made 1.6 3-pointers per game, 15th in the CAA, while averaging 34.3 minutes per contest, seventh best in the conference . . . Averaged 1.8 steals per game, second on the team, sixth in the CAA and 85th in the NCAA as GSU swiped the second most steals in a season in school history . . . Named College Sports Madness CAA Men’s Player of the Week after scoring 20 points and dishing out five assists against Rhode Island early in the season . . . Finished with a career-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 3-of-5 3-pointers in the opening game of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament against Tennessee Tech . . . Made 16 straight free throws in February, the most by any player during the season and tied for the sixth most consecutive makes in GSU history . . . Scored 23 points in the home opener against McNeese State, hitting 8-of-14 from the field . . . Set a career-high with 46 minutes played in a double-overtime game at Delaware.
After coming off the bench in the Panthers first seven games, started five straight at point guard, leading State to a 4-1 record before a high-ankle sprain marred his season . . . Earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors on Jan. 3 . . . Finished season averaging 5.2 points and 2.4 assists per game, averaging 15.8 minutes per game.
In first four starts, averaged 26 minutes per game, averaging 11.0 points, 3.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game . . . In first collegiate start, scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists against Florida A&M (12/18) . . . Scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and dished out five assists against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12/29) in opening game of Dr Pepper Classic . . . Scored 10 points and dished out four assists against Chattanooga (12/30) . . . After returning from injury, came off the bench to play 26 minutes and score four points with a season-high six assists against Hofstra (2/9) . . . Played a season-high 35 minutes at Hampton, scoring 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, pulling down six rebounds and dishing out five assists . . . In just third game, scored 11 points in 16 minutes off the bench, hitting 2-of-3 from behind the arc against Utah Valley (11/23).
Earned a three-star rating from Rivals … Three-year starter for coach Allen Whitehart at Centennial High . . . 2010 second-team all-state honoree in Class AAAAA, Georgia’s largest classification . . . First-team all-region selection in 6-AAAAA, perhaps the state’s toughest region . . . Shared region Player of the Year honors with current teammate Ryan Harrow . . . First-team All-Metro (North Fulton) by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . Averaged 17 points, 6.1 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.4 steals per game . . . Helped Centennial reach the state playoffs . . . Tabbed to the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Preseason and Postseason All-Metro teams for 2009-10 . . . Played in the GACA North-South All-Star Game in Savannah, Ga. . . . Led his team to the title at the presigious Roundball Classic in Charleston, S.C., in December 2009 as he averaged 17.3 points in three Centennial wins, and hit the game-winner with less than 15 seconds left in a 55-54 overtime victory over St. Johns (D.C.) in the final round . . . Claimed MVP honors at the Roundball Classic, along with all-tournament accolades at the Prep All Stars Classic and the Flyin’ to the Hoop tournament.
As a junior, he helped Centennial reach the Sweet 16 of the 2009 state tournament and achieve a No. 1 ranking in the state in Class AAAAA during the season . . . Earned all-region honors as he averaged 14 points, eight assists and three steals . . . Attended Central Gwinnett High his first two years and earned honorable mention all-state honors as a sophomore in 2008.
Full name is Devonta Lamar White (first name pronounced duh-VON-tay) . . . Born July 31, 1992 in Hollandale, Miss. . . . Parents are Yvonne and Walter White . . . Majored in speech communications.