Ohio State Signee Colin White Named Ohio Mr. Basketball in 2024

By Chase Brown on March 20, 2024 at 1:26 pm
Colin White
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Colin White is Mr. Basketball.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association named the Ottawa-Glandorf standout and Ohio State signee its 2024 Ohio Mr. Basketball. The association will present White with the award before his Division III state semifinal game against Harvest Prep on Friday.

This season, White averages 24.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game for Ottawa-Glandorf, leading the Titans to a 24-3 record and the state semifinals this weekend. As Ottawa-Glandorf prepares to face Harvest Prep at UD Arena, White needs five points to surpass the 2,000 mark for his high school career.

White is the 12th Ohio State signee to win Ohio Mr. Basketball and the third in four years. Freshman forward Devin Royal (Pickerington Central) won the award in 2023, and now-San Antonio Spur Malaki Branham (St. Vincent-St. Mary) won the award in 2021. The 2022 winner was Indiana freshman Gabe Cupps (Centerville).

A 6-foot-5, 180-pound forward, White signed with Ohio State last November. After the Buckeyes fired head coach Chris Holtmann in February, White reaffirmed his commitment to the program to Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch. White's relationship with Ohio State's new coach, Jake Diebler, was one of the several reasons he chose to stick around.

White is considered a three-star prospect, according to the 247Sports composite. He is the No. 183 overall prospect in the 2024 class and the No. 7-ranked recruit from Ohio.

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