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FAU power forward commits to transfer to USF



USF men's basketball has added depth to its frontcourt for next season, picking up a commitment Monday from Kore White, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound power forward who is a graduate transfer from Florida Atlantic.


"I just looked at the overall options, weighed out where I would fit best," White said Monday afternoon. "USF is definitely more of a challenge, and I need to challenge myself if I'm going to get to the next level."

White finishes classes at FAU on Wednesday and said he'll start summer classes at USF on May 14, working on a master's degree in physical education. White, who will have one year of eligibility with the Bulls, chose the Bulls over DePaul, La Salle and Florida Gulf Coast. He averaged 7.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last season for the Owls.

Here's what we wrote three weeks ago in first reporting White's interest in transferring to USF. The Bulls still have one scholarship available for the incoming class, having lost out on Baltimore combo guard Sam Cassell, who has since signed with Maryland.

White will give USF another post player for the upcoming season, joining rising senior forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick, incoming junior center Waverly Austin and redshirt freshman center Jordan Omogbehin, as well as incoming freshman forward Zach LeDay.

[Last modified: Monday, April 30, 2012 3:27pm]


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