Since this is the case, the 6-foot-8 small forward spends a portion of his day honing his skills on the basketball court at Godby Road Recreation Center.
Also after running on the track, a weight-lifting session and a shooting exercise with Dion Glover, White plays basketball with Louis Williams, who recently signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks, Joe Johnson, Damien Wilkins and other professionals at Saint Philip AME Church in Atlanta.
“Pretty much I play all day,” said the 30-year-old White. “This is my sanctuary. Hopefully, I got about four more years to play until I retire. This is what I love doing.”
Since White began his professional career in 2004, he has played in Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Portugal, Turkey, Tanzania and most recently for the Southwest Slammers in Australia.
“I didn’t know it was life across the water,” said the Lafayette, Alabama native. “We are born to want to go to the NBA.”
However as great as the NBA is, White believes the international game is just as beneficial.
“European basketball is a lot different,” he said. “It will grow your game. The NBA and all the leagues over here are teaching you just how to play. The European game teaches you how to do the Euro step. It’s more 5-on-5 and not 1-on-1 like the NBA.”
Even though the NBA is geared towards match-ups, White still pays attention to the things that work for players here.
“I take a little bit of my game and little parts of the guys who I play against and put it with mine,” he said. “That is how you grow in the game.”
Although not sure where he will be playing basketball next season, White still knows he can be depended on to handle the ball, get others involved and provide outside scoring.
“I just want to make sure that wherever I’m at that I’m versatile,” said White, who aims to make 200-300 shots during each training session.