NBA DRAFT 2001
Rodney Charles White
George Washington HS, Denver, Colo.
June 28, 1980
Selected in the first round (ninth pick overall) by the Detroit Pistons.
Early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft.
Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press.
Named Conference USA Freshman of the Year and National Freshman of the Year by ESPN.com.
Became only the third freshman to be named to the All-C-USA First Team, joining NBA players Quentin Richardson and Larry Hughes.
Became the first freshman in league history to win C-USA Tournament MVP honors.
Was a two-time C-USA Player of the Week.
After being ruled academically ineligible to attend Charlotte for the 1999-00 season, attended Newport Prep in Maryland for 1999-2000 academic year.
Played for Charlotte in 2000-01.
AT UNC Charlotte
As a freshman, was the top freshman scorer in the nation (18.7 ppg).
Also averaged 6.5 rebounds.
Scored in double figures in 26 of 28 games.
Had 11 games with 20 or more points.
His 523 points were the second most by a freshman in school history (Jarvis Lang, 548).
Recorded three double-doubles.
Missed five games due to a bone bruise to his right knee.
Named C-USA Player of the Week in the season's opening week, becoming the first freshman to do so.
Won second C-USA Player of the Week after scoring a season-high 30 points at Tulane and posting a double-double (26 points, 10 rebounds) against Memphis.
Named MVP of the CoSida Classic after bettering 20 points against Fordham and N.C. State.
Scored 28 points at Arizona State.
Had 25 points against George Washington.
As a senior at Newport Prep in Maryland, averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the floor and 78 percent from the free throw line.
Shot 36 percent from three-point range.
|Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 33-for-95 (.347).