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Not drafted by the NBA out of college in 2014…signed with Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna of the Italian Serie A League on July 31, 2014…signed with Aris B.C. of the Greek Basketball League on Aug. 7, 2015…signed with Olympiacos of the Greek Basketball League on May 31, 2016…signed with the HEAT as a free agent on July 15, 2016…waived by the HEAT on Oct. 22, 2016…signed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League as an affiliate player on Nov. 1, 2016…signed to a 10-day contract by the HEAT on Jan. 17, 2017…signed to a second 10-day contract by the HEAT on Jan. 27, 2017…signed by the HEAT on Feb. 6, 2017.
Has appeared in 35 NBA regular season games (no starts) during his one-year career and has averaged 2.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 13.5 minutes while shooting 37.9 percent from the floor, 35.3 percent from three-point range and 90.9 percent from the foul line…has yet to miss a game due to injury but has been a DNP-CD on six occasions…has scored in double figures twice…has yet to appear in an NBA postseason game…has appeared in 23 NBA G League games (all starts) and has averaged 18.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.09 steals and 33.1 minutes while shooting 43.9 percent from the floor, 30.2 percent from three-point range and 86 percent from the foul line…was a G League All-Star once…has scored in double figures 19 times in G League play, including 10 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point outing…grabbed double-figure rebounds on eight occasions and posted eight double-doubles…has appeared in 35 Greek Basketball League games (32 starts) and averaged 13.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.57 steals and 26.8 minutes while shooting 49.1 percent from the field, 36.2 percent from three-point range and 78.1 percent from the foul line…has appeared in 33 Italian Serie A games (32 starts) and averaged 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.00 blocks and 26.9 minutes while shooting 43.8 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from three-point range and 81.5 percent from the foul line…has appeared in 16 Eurocup games (14 starts) and averaged 11.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 25.2 minutes while shooting 41.1 percent from the field, 28.1 percent from three-point range and 82.9 percent from the foul line.
Split the season between the Miami HEAT and the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League…saw action in 35 games (no starts) with the HEAT and averaged 2.8 points (.379 FG%, .909 FT%), 2.3 rebounds and 13.5 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury/illness but sat out six games as a DNP-CD…topped the HEAT in steals and blocks two times each and in plus/minus once…led the Miami reserves in steals and blocks five times each, in plus/minus four times, in rebounds on three occasions and in assists once…scored in double figures twice…made his NBA debut on Jan. 19 vs. Dallas…his trey with 58.6 seconds remaining at Brooklyn on Jan. 25 put the HEAT up by one and then his pair of free throws with 42.4 seconds left helped seal the Miami victory…started all 23 games in which he appeared for the Skyforce and averaged 18.4 points (.439 FG%, .860 FT%), 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.09 steals and 33.1 minutes…started for the West in the G League All-Star Game in New Orleans and tallied four points, two rebounds and two assists in 15:54 of playing time…ranked third on the Skyforce in both scoring average and rebound average…topped Sioux Falls in scoring seven times, in rebounds four times and in assists once…scored in double figures 19 times, including 10 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds on eight occasions and posted eight double-doubles…NBA Season Highs: 10 points (twice), eight rebounds (at Atlanta, Feb. 24), four blocks (at Brooklyn, Jan. 25), three assists (at Cleveland, Mar. 6), two steals (at Atlanta, Feb. 24) and 30:36 minutes (at Brooklyn, Feb. 10).
Appeared in 35 games (32 starts) with Aris B.C. of the Greek Basketball League and averaged 13.9 points (.491 FG%, .781 FT%), 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.57 steals and 26.8 minutes…selected as the Greek Basketball Player of the Year, Center of the Year and Rookie of the Year…named to the All-Greek A1 League First Team, All-Greek A1 League All-Defensive Team and All-Greek A1 League All-Imports Team…led the team in rebounds, steals and free throws made and finished second in points and blocks…recorded six double-doubles, including a 27-point, 11-rebound performance in a win over PAOK B.C. on Oct. 24…appeared in 16 Eurocup games (14 starts) with Aris B.C. and averaged 11.0 points (.411 FG%, .829 FT%), 6.4 rebounds and 25.2 minutes…led the team in rebounds and finished second in points, blocks and free throws made…recorded two double-doubles, including a 15-point, 15-rebound performance in a win over KK Budućnost Podgorica on Oct. 21.
Appeared in 33 games (32 starts) with Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna of the Italian Serie A League and averaged 12.1 points (.438 FG%, .815 FT%), 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.00 blocks and 26.9 minutes…named an All-Italian Serie A Honorable Mention…voted into the Serie A All-Star Game…led the team in rebounds, blocks and free throws made…recorded five double-doubles.
Played four seasons at Florida State University appearing in 139 games (94 starts) and averaging 10.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 24.6 minutes while shooting 49.4 percent from the field, 32.7 percent from three-point range and 79.9 percent from the foul line…set the school record for games played and ranked among FSU’s all-time leaders in free throws made (5th), free throws attempted (7th), free throw percentage (7th), games started (10th), blocked shots (10th), rebounds (14th), points (16th) and field goals made (25th)…as a senior, appeared in 36 games (35 starts) and averaged 13.6 points (.514 FG%, .798 FT%), 6.8 rebounds, 1.11 blocks and 30.1 minutes…named to the All-ACC Defensive Team…presented with the Dave Cowens Chairman of the Boards Award, the Bob Sura Most Outstanding Offensive Player Award, the Charlie Ward Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award and the award for the team’s top field goal percentage shooter at the Seminoles’ annual Honors Banquet…earned the 2014 Golden Nole for men’s basketball as presented by the Florida State Athletics Administration for significant contributions on the court, in the classroom and in the community…led the team in rebounds and finished second in points, blocks, field goals made, starts and minutes…helped the team reach the NIT Final Four…as a junior, appeared in 34 games (all starts) and averaged 12.4 points (.511 FG%, .815 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 1.12 blocks and 28.9 minutes…earned All-ACC Honorable Mention honors…presented with the Most Improved Student-Athlete Award, the Dave Cowens Chairman of the Boards Award as the Seminoles’ top rebounder, the award for the best field goal percentage and the award for the best free throw percentage at the Seminoles’ annual Honors Banquet…led the team in rebounds, steals, free throws made and attempted, games played and starts…scored a career-high 24 points in a win over Clemson in the ACC Tournament on Mar. 14, 2013…tied the school record for free throw perfection in a game with a 10-of-10 performance at Maryland on Jan. 30, 2013…as a sophomore, appeared in 35 games (12 starts) and averaged 7.7 points (.476 FG%, .752 FT%), 4.4 rebounds and 22.6 minutes…earned the team’s Sixth Man Award at the Seminoles’ annual Honors Banquet in 2012…finished second on the team in rebounds and free throws made and third in points…helped the team reach and win its first ACC Tournament Championship in school history in a victory over North Carolina on Mar. 11, 2012…as a freshman, appeared in 34 games (13 starts) and averaged 6.6 points (.444 FG%, .828 FT%), 3.1 rebounds and 16.5 minutes…presented with the First Year Academic Achievement Award, the Unsung Hero Award and the award for the best free throw shooter at Seminoles’ annual Honors Banquet…led the team in free throw percentage…helped the team reach the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for only the fourth time in school history…was part of a defense that led the nation in defensive field goal percentage.
Full name is Okaro White…nickname is “Ro”…son of Charmine White…has a brother (Neville) and six sisters (Tiffany, Letoya, Starr, Chanel, Chloe, Cherish)…mother was a former member of the Jamaican National Track Team…lists his mother as the person that made a difference in his life because she was a provider and role model for him his entire life…graduated from Florida State with a degree in sociology…he chose his major because he would like to work in Customs when he’s done playing…his most prized possession is his college degree…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and he’s a fan of the New York Giants…says something most people don’t know about him is that he can bowl…in his free time he enjoys watching movies…was named the Pinellas County Basketball Player of the Year by the St. Petersburg Times in each of his final two seasons at Clearwater High School…wears size 13 sneakers.