April 1, 2010
Florida State has three incoming players for the class of 2010, including Okaro White (SF/PF, 6’8″, 2010), who they managed to grab while recruiting against Clemson, Georgia Tech and Miami.
Okaro is moving from the post to the wing, where his size will be more of an asset and he can use his outstanding athleticism to a greater degree. In order for that to happen, he’ll need to develop his small forward skills, but he’s already the kind of player who understands the concept of a team game. He rebounds, works to make himself available to passers and finishes above the rim.
Okaro will need to improve his ballhandling, and he will need to develop a consistent mid range and perimeter shot to be effective on the wing.
He’s a work in progress, but he’s got the skill set and size that could make him into an extremely solid ACC player for the Noles.
Okaro White Video (Okaro is #10 in white):
December 1, 2008
The FSU Seminoles landed another recruit on the heels of getting Michael Snaer(SG/SF, 6’5″, 2009), this time it’s forward Okaro White (SF/PF, 6’8″, 2010), who also had offers on the table from Clemson, Georgia Tech and Miami. White is an intriguing player; he’s got the size to play in the post but plays a little more like a small forward. It’s hard to tell where he’ll be used, in the limited time I’ve seen him play, he’s looked like he has some offense and ability to put the ball on the floor, but really wasn’t using his size like a big man.
Of course, White is a 2010 player and will have time to develop more of his game by the time he reaches Florida State. He should be a player that can get some minutes in the ACC. He plays for Clearwater High School in, naturally, Clearwater, FL and here’s a video preview of his upcoming high school season:
Not a whole lot of basketball footage, but you can see Okaro talking to the camera right in the first few seconds, and then he’s being interviewed for most of the clip. This video was not during a game, so it’s mostly just Okaro dunking for footage, but it still shows his length and how he can play facing the basket.