White signs with Scorchers

American-born Scotland international Skyler White has joined Surrey Scorchers for the 2019-20 BBL season.

The 6’8″ forward, who holds a dual American and British passport, arrives with a reputation as a skilled three-point shooter who is equally adept as a defender and athletic rebounder.

Born in Clyde Hill, Washington State, to Scottish parents, White played for Terceira in the Portuguese Basketball League in 2018-19, having previously been part of Scotland’s 2018 Commonwealth Games qualification campaign.

With Terceira, he averaged 14.4 points per game, was third in the LPB for total three-pointers made, and ranked in the LPB top 10 for both blocks and rebounds, with 1.3 and 7.7, respectively.

White also played for several NCAA Colleges, with The George Washington, Idaho and Point Loma universities before representing the LA Clippers in the Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas last year.

“We first tried to sign Skyler in his rookie season, so we are happy to finally get him in a Scorchers kit,” Scorchers Coach, Creon Raftopoulos.

“It’s always a bonus to get feedback from a player who knows our league, and speaking to former Team GB and Rocks captain, Kieron Achara, Skyler will have no problem adjusting to the physicality of the BBL.

“We think Skyler’s a blue collar guy that our fans will love watching week to week. He also has the ability to score and make big plays.”