CHAPEL HILL, NC (WWAY) — It’s official: Wilmington’s Stilman White has returned to the UNC basketball team.
White, a Hoggard alum, missed the last two seasons while doing a Mormon mission.
“We’re glad to have Stilman back in school and with our team,” UNC head coach Roy Williams said. “He had to make his first two collegiate starts in the middle of the NCAA Tournament and performed well. He has not played much basketball the last two years and is coming off an ankle injury, so he has some work to do to catch up. But he will give us additional experience and depth in the backcourt.”
White will return as a sophomore this season. He played in 34 games as a freshman in 2011-12 as a backup to Bob Cousy award winner Kendall Marshall. When Marshall broke his wrist in the Tar Heels’ third round win over Creighton in the NCAA Tournament, White became the starter for the next two games. He had two points, six assists and zero turnovers against Ohio in the Sweet 16 and a season-high four points and seven assists without a turnover against Kansas in the South Region championship game.