The University of Louisville men’s basketball squad has landed a huge commitment in USC transfer Tre White. White is a 6’7 G/F who joins the Cardinals after being named to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team this past season. He averaged 9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1 assist while shooting an efficient 47.4% from the field during his freshman campaign.
Tre was a Four Star recruit in the 2022 class, ranking 35th-overall in 247Sports’ recruiting rankings. According to The Athletic’s rankings, White was the third best transfer available in the portal at the time of his commitment. He started 29 of 33 games in his true freshman season, including the Trojans’ lone March Madness game against Michigan State.
In a game against Washington this past season, White tallied a career high 22 points on 10-16 shooting and did a little bit of everything. He added eight rebounds and four assists with only one turnover.
White is an extremely versatile player. He has a small forward’s body with the ability to play the guard position efficiently due to his ball handling and court vision skills.
He’s excellent at slashing to the basket and cleaning up the offensive boards. Being a solid 210 pounds, Tre has the strength to bang down low and attacks the rim with aggression every chance he gets.
Having a confident jumper, Tre has a lethal pump fake he likes to mix into his game that gets defenders to bite constantly. Off his fake, he excels at a nice one/two dribble pull-up around 15 feet, where he shoots nearly 40% in the mid-range (39.7%).
Tre White – Slashing wing – USC – 2022-23 Transfer Portal Highlights
With White’s size and frame he has the ability to guard 1-4 positions effectively, though he may struggle against point guards with high-level lateral quickness. Tre competes hard and plays with high intensity the entire time he’s on the court, which contributes to his success on the defensive end of the court.
With three more years of eligibility, Tre White brings a ton of potential to have an impactful Cardinal career. He joins Skyy Clark and Danilo Jovanovich as the third transfer in the #3-overall ranked recruiting class for the upcoming 2023-24 season. The class also includes Four Stars Trentyn Flowers, Dennis Evans, Kaleb Glenn, Curtis Williams Jr., and JUCO standout Koron Davis.
One thing is certain, and that is that the staff has been very quiet in the moves they are making. One scholarship remains so we now sit back and see what path Coach Kenny Payne chooses to take in order to fill the final spot.