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Sadiq White Q&A

Over in the state of North Carolina, one of the top public school basketball programs is led by a trio of elite prospects in Xavier-bound Bishop Boswell, Notre Dame commit Sir Mohammed and 2025 prospect Sadiq White. Standing at 6’8”, White is a versatile forward as he effectively guards multiple positions and is a plug-and-play piece on offense. He is an integral part of Myers Park High School’s success as the team recently captured the SoMeck 4A Regular Season title and looks to defend its 4A State Championship title.

In this interview with Pro Insight’s Conrad Chow, White talked about growing up as a dual-sport athlete, how he impacts winning on both ends of the floor, the team culture at Myers Park, his dream NIL deal, and much more.

For the next installment of the Pro Insight Q&A series, we present 2025 prospect Sadiq White, from Charlotte, North Carolina:

Pro Insight: How did you get to where you are today? Talk a bit about your background and family.

Sadiq White: For my family, I live with my grandmother. I have four younger sisters. I’m the oldest. I have a younger brother, as well. And how I got to where I am now is just the daily work, man. I ended up at Myers Park a little bit by accident, you know, but the coaches just embraced me really fast. It’s a real family and it's a brotherhood right here.

PI: You’re part of a talented team with guys like Bishop Boswell and Sir Mohammed — how have you been able to fit in?

SW: You know, they embrace me with the type of player I am — I'm very aggressive and vocal and then you have Sir, who is mellow and a leader. And then Bishop, who is a vocal leader, as well. But you know they lead by example. I follow them and whatever they tell me to do, I do and I play to the best of my abilities for my guys. You know, they're seniors now. So a couple more games that we have left and then, you know, we may never put a jersey on together again. So that's what I think about. 

PI: For those who aren’t familiar with your game, what are your greatest strengths and playstyle?

SW: Almost positionless. You know, I can guard one-through-five, one-through-four, switch at any time, and then on the offensive side you can put me anywhere on the floor — so you can play me anywhere. 

PI: Who do you model your game after or study on film?

SW: I like Dillon Mitchell from Texas. I like Giannis’ game, just being dominant — like he's going to do what he’s going to do and he's just going to punish you over and over again. I like Patrick Williams, as well. Just a defender, man — a dog — guys like that. 

PI: Any other athletes in the family?

SW: Yeah, my mom played basketball and my dad played football. Everyone in my family mainly played basketball. Didn't get too far with it, but they played basketball. 

PI: Did you play any other sports growing up?

SW: Yep, I played football in middle school and then I hit this massive growth spurt coming into high school during the COVID time. So, you know, it was time to put the football down. 

PI: In what area(s) do you feel you currently impact winning?

SW: Just being relentless on the defensive end…like anywhere my coaches tell me to guard, who to guard no matter their height, you know, 6’10” to 5’11”, I'm willing to take my assignment with pride. I feel like that's the strength for me. And then on the offensive end, we have a lot of plays and a lot of reads that you can make out of the sets. So just being able to make plays everywhere.

PI: What is the most underrated aspect of your game?

SW: I'll say passing. That's pretty much it. 

PI: What are your short term goals you have for yourself as a player?

SW: I want to win conference player of the year this year, for sure. I want to win and make it back to the state championship, but just going back-to-back, that's number-one for us right now. 

PI: You’re running with Team United for AAU — what are you most excited about this Spring/Summer?

SW: Being at Peach Jam this year with those guys, we added some good pieces from around the state. So just looking to win, man, go as far as we can — go out in my junior year with a bang and as a back-to-back state champion and then also a Peach Jam champion. 


PI: Any particular guys you’re looking forward to playing with on Team United?

SW: Yeah, all my team, all my AAU teammates, you know? Zymicah Wilkins, Colt Langdon, just to name a few.

PI: What is your recruitment update? Who have you been hearing from the most, lately?

SW: I've heard from Syracuse…Tennessee…Arkansas is really big right now. Georgetown. 

PI: Do you have a dream school growing up? 

SW: I really don’t have a dream school.

PI: What will ultimately be your deciding factors when making your choice?

SW: Relationships are going to play a big part, but I want to win as well. So just, I don't want to go from being at a powerhouse of a high school to going to a college program that's not winning. I'm not used to losing. 

PI: What are your biggest interests outside of basketball?

SW: Just hanging out, just chilling with the guys. Football is over now, but we can chill, catch a football game, or go to a basketball game. That's good for me. 

PI: Who are your favorite music artists?

SW: I listen to almost everything. I don't know. That's a tough one… Right now, I’ve been listening to country music, some smooth jazz just to relax a little bit, and some hip hop as well.

PI: What is your favorite snack?

SW: Uncrustables. 

PI: You have one hashtag to describe yourself. What is it?

SW: I’d say #NoCeiling, don't put a ceiling over your game. The sky's the limit. Like no one can hold you to what you can hold yourself to. I mean, I feel like if you put the work in, you're destined to be wherever you want to be and go as far as you want to go. 

PI: If you weren’t pursuing a career as a professional hooper, what do you think you would choose to do?

SW: I would pursue sports management, still being in the sports world just a little bit, maybe like a broadcaster or something. 

PI: Who’s someone you really look up to?

SW: One of my assistant coaches, Nick Jones. Being that firm voice for me at times when you get low in life and just knowing that someone is expecting something from you motivates you to just push harder and make you a better man as well.

PI: Talk a bit about the culture at Myers Park and how Coach Jones and the rest of the staff have established a foundation for team success.

SW: You know, we are one. There’s no holes I feel like with us. We go out there and we dominate. We want to win in such high fashion, but we really look at the little things too. There’s a lot of highlight plays and this and that, but we look at all the defensive breakdowns that we have and stuff like that.

PI: What is your dream NIL deal and why?

SW: Maybe like Gatorade or something. I would collaborate with them. 

PI: Name four words that best describe you.

SW: Independent, loyal, passionate, caring. 

PI: At the end of the day, what do you hope to be remembered for?

SW: As a player, I want to be remembered as a winner. As a person, just very helpful. That's it. I want to see all my guys excel in whatever career path they choose, if it's basketball-related or not.


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