OXFORD, Miss. -- The Ole Miss basketball team is adding the nation's 67th-ranked recruit, as head coach Andy Kennedy announced Monday that Malcolm White has signed a national letter of intent. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward will be a freshman for the Rebels during the 2007-08 campaign.
White is rated a four-star player by Rivals and the No. 19 power forward in the 2008 class. He was also tabbed as the 16th-best recruit in the Southeast by Youth Prep Stars.
"We are excited about Malcolm joining the Ole Miss basketball family," said Kennedy. "With his exceptional length and athleticism, he has the physical ability to make an immediate impact along our frontline."
A native of Greensburg, La., White was the District 8-2A Player of the Year and an All-State performer at St. Helena Central High School. He spent last season in prep school, averaging 15 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for national runner-up Genesis One Christian in Mendenhall, Miss.
White lists Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida State and Southern California among other schools from which he received offers.
He is the Rebels' fourth signee of the late period and seventh overall and joins an Ole Miss signing class previously ranked 27th in the nation by Hoop Scoop. Other newcomers include Zach Graham, Chris Warren, Kevin Cantinol, Trevor Gaskins, Wesley Jones and Terrence Watson. In addition, David Huertas sat out last season after transferring from Florida in July 2006.