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Marquette Offers A Scholarship To Fedonta JB White

The young man’s name caused a minor bit of confusion around these parts.

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It’s the summer, so of course that means it’s RECRUITING SZN. We have more Marquette recruiting news than you can shake a stick at, or even several sticks.

This time around, we’re going to talk about a new Class of 2021 scholarship offer that Marquette has made to Fedonta (JB) White.

I’m using his own syntax from his own username on the Twitter machine there. However, I have to point out that I first saw this tweet via a quote tweet from Verbal Commits, and BOY did that lead to a confusing three minutes of Googling. I’m not 100% sure what exactly the whole deal is here, but I can tell you this much: His 247 Sports page uses JB White as his name.

That’s where we learn that he’s a 6’7”, 180 pound small forward hailing from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Apparently they keep it simple out in the Land of Enchantment, because White attends Santa Fe High School. He is currently unrated and unranked in 247 Sports’ Composite system..... but that appears to be because 247 Sports is the only system that’s marking him right now. They have White at #58 in the country in their internal system. That makes him the #13 small forward — behind MU targets Patrick Baldwin, Jonathan Kuminga, Harrison Ingram, and Quincy Allen — and the #1 player in the state of New Mexico.

It appears that Marquette is just the third school to offer White a scholarship. New Mexico (duh) and Utah (also duh) are the only two other offers listed by 247 Sports. If he’s going to prove to be a top 75 prospect, I would imagine that list is going to fill up in a hurry as other ranking services get caught up over the summer.

Santa Fe High School went 24-8 this past season, but White suffered a dislocated patella (OH MY GOD THAT SOUNDS INCREDIBLY PAINFUL) in mid-January and they went 8-4 in the regular season after that. The Demons still reached the state 5A title game as the #5 seed, which is pretty neat, all things considered.

I don’t have any videos that I can embed here on the site, but White does have a Hudl page that was last updated in mid-March with a two minute long package labeled as “2018-19 Sophomore.”

As mentioned earlier, White is a Class of 2021 prospect. Marquette will be looking to replace Jamal Cain, Theo John, and Koby McEwen around that time. There’s a possibility that there might be more scholarship spots available, but that depends on what happens to the spots that are currently sitting open for the 2020-21 school year. Hopefully we’ll get more clarity on that before school starts again this fall.

Here’s what the scholarship situation looks like right now.