ANDERSON- One of the most accomplished basketball players from Anderson-Shiro, Lady Owl, D’Asia White, signed to take her basketball talent to McMurray and become a War Hawk.
“When I went to visit, I knew McMurray is where I wanted to be,” said White. “I like the atmosphere and the fact that I’ll have an opportunity to compete for playing time right away.”
White, a four-year letterman, helped lead the Lady Owls to its greatest season advancing to the 3A Regional Semi-Finals for the first time in school history.
The four-year captain holds several records at Anderson-Shiro and was named to all-district teams each year.
As a freshman D’Asia was voted district newcomer of the year, as a sophomore and junior she made first-team all-district. In her senior season, the finale of an illustrious career, she was voted district most valuable player and made the all-region team.
Among the list of records held by D’Asia are most career points (1,301), Most three-pointers made in a season (43) and career three-pointers made (110). She also led with the most free-throws made in a season
(115) and career (257).
Continuing with the extensive list of records, White also distributed the ball the best in the school with 13 assists in a game, 191 in a season and 473 over her career.
D’Asia played both ends of the court excelling and garnishing most steals in a season and career with 158 and 397 respectively.
White is taking her talents to Abilene where she is expected to immediately fill the void at point guard, as the current starter is graduating.
“Losing D’Asia is going to be very difficult,” explained Lady Owl Head Coach Randy Foy. “She was the stable factor and cornerstone of our team. She’s a player that can control the game on both ends of the court and McMurray is blessed to get an athlete of her caliber.”
Coach Foy said he’s never coached anyone quite like D’Asia. “She’s very passionate about the game and has an unbelievable work ethic. It’s no accident that she has made it to the level that she’s at,” said Foy.
When not on the court leading the Lady Owls, D’Asia volunteers her time developing the skills of the future generation as a Little Dribblers coach.
D’Asia had a special message for those she coached. “When you have a dream just keep aiming for it and it’ll come true,” said White. “I’ll be there whenever you need me, just call me. I’ll be happy to come help whenever and it might not just be basketball but anything in life I’ll be there”
While in college D’Asia plans on pursuing a degree in sports medicine and becoming a sports doctor.
BY MATTHEW YBARRA
Senior news reporter