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WVU womens basketball: White leaves after five games, 15 minutes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Before she even started high school, former Scott High School girls basketball star Makenzie White had been offered a scholarship to West Virginia University and accepted.

Now, just one semester into her college career in Morgantown, the 2012 Mary Ostrowski Award winner, as the top high school basketball player in the state, has decided to leave the Mountaineers.

 MetroNews reported online Thursday night that White, a 5-foot-9 freshman guard from Madison, will be transferring from WVU and intends to attend West Liberty. White had played just 15 minutes over five games for the Mountaineers, scoring two points.

When the Daily Mail contacted White's mother, Tara Jones, she declined on her and White's behalf to comment until a later date.

It was confirmed that White has received a full release from WVU and is considering several options.

White scored more than 2,000 points in her prep career and led Scott to an 84-22 record, including three Class AA runner-up finishes in the State Tournament.

Rumors swirled around White potentially transferring to a different, larger, high school throughout her prep career, but she elected to stay at Scott.

Likewise, White ignored approaches from other college coaches and stayed committed to the Mountaineers.


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