ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio men's basketball team has added Colin Granger and Jalen White to the 2020-21 roster during the early signing period, head coach Jeff Boals announced today (Nov. 15).
Granger, a 6-9, 230-pound forward from Suwanee, Ga., comes to the Bobcats after a successful high school career at Lambert High School. Granger is a top-27 player in the state of Georgia and is a top-three center in the state as well.
Granger is a two-time all-region selection and is a two-time Forsyth County News All-County Selection. Granger was on the 2018-19 Forsyth County Tip-off Club Top-10 player list and was an Atlanta Tip-off Club Top-10 preseason all-state player.
"We are excited to have Colin join our Ohio basketball family," Boals said. "He will be a great addition to our team on and off the court. His ability to both play on the perimeter and interior will fit in well with our system. Colin has many family ties in Ohio and will fit in well with our athletic and campus communities.
White, a 6-5, 180-pound guard from Pasadena, Texas, started all 29 games on varsity as a freshman at Clear Springs High School. He averaged 12 points per game which led all scorers and was awarded Offensive Player of the Year by the team. As a Sophomore, White started 20 games and improved to 15.5 points per game before transferring to Sam Rayburn High School.
White spent his 16U and 17U summers with the UAA Houston Defenders where he was a two-year starter alongside a very talented group of D1 Commits. In his 16U Season on the UAA Circuit, White led the team in scoring with 10 points per game and helped his team reach the UAA Finals in 2018. In his 17U season on the UAA Circuit, White averaged 10 points per game and helped his team reach the Elite 8 of the 2019 UAA Finals.
"We welcome Jalen to our Ohio basketball family," Boals said. "Jalen has family who graduated from Ohio University and understands what Ohio University is about. He is a high character young man who will add great value to our program. Jalen is a scorer who has high level shot making abilities."