Fedonta JB White commits to New Mexico

Isabel Gonzalez

Fedonta JB White has committed to the University of New Mexico Lobos. He announced his commitment on Tuesday morning.
The class of 2021 recruit is listed as a four-star player ranking in the Top 100 nationally. He received the offer from New Mexico on June 2018.

White has come down to Albuquerque several times including for the Elite Camp and the Cherry & Silver event. The Lobo coaching staff has also been up to Santa Fe more than a few times. His Santa Fe High School roster went 24-8 last season and reached the 5A title game. The 6’7″ player suffered a dislocated patella in January but his recovery seems to be going well.
He matches the off-the-court personality that UNM head coach Paul Weir and the rest of the coaching staff have been trying to see on the Lobos.
“Not only am I trying to be a great basketball player, I wanna be a great person!” White wrote in July. “I want everyone to say I love being around that kid because his energy is so positive and he never talks down on anyone or looks over anyone, he treats everyone with respect no matter who it is.”
The Santa Fe player is friends with other recruits, including class of 2021 Jalen Weaver who unofficially visited the Lobos for the Cherry & Silver.  When Javonte Johnson committed four days ago, White shared it on social media. Now Johnson, class of 2020, is expressing his excitement that his friend will eventually be joining him.

Other schools that showed interest in White included San Diego State, Santa Clara, Marquette and Utah. He was also invited to this year’s Pangos All-American Camp (may 31-June 2) in California, an invitation-only event for top nationally ranked players.