Remarkable statistics are nothing new to girls basketball. Still, what one North Carolina forward recently achieved may take personal dominance to a new level: She has singlehandedly nearly outscored her team’s opponents over the course of a month.
Providence Day and USA star Jatarie White — USA Basketball
As first noted by Prep Rally’s own Ben Rohrbach, Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School superstar Jatarie White scored 236 points in games between January 4 and February 8. Providence Day’s foes scored 267 points against Providence Day in total across that same span.
It’s no surprise that Providence Day was 12-0 in that stretch.
White, a 6-foot-3 forward, has been just as impressive throughout her senior campaign, averaging a double-double of 19 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists per game, leading Providence to a 24-4 overall record. She scored her 1,000 career point back in December, an impressive feat considering the fact that she had more than a year-and-a-half of high school basketball left at the time.
Perhaps more importantly, White is a focal point of the team’s defense, which holds opponents below 29 points per game, on average.
White is still a junior, so she has yet to proclaim which college campus she will grace with her basketball presence. In the meantime she continues to remain a presence for the US national teams after starring for the 2011 USA U16 squad that rolled to a FIBA Americas title.
Clearly, White is pegged for more greatness in the future. Whether she will ever be able to roll at the clip she enjoyed from early January to February remains to be seen, but one would be foolish to doubt anything she tries to do given her prep success.
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