Basketball player at high-profile university stays firm on plans for serving LDS mission

by | Jan. 26, 2012

Saints & Sports

The telephone call that Stilman White dreamed of came on the afternoon of March 29, 2011. He was driving home from a workout. The senior guard from Wilmington, N.C., was surprised to hear the voice of North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. White suddenly sat forward in the driver's seat and tightened his grip on the wheel.

"It was nerve-racking. When his name pops up, you kind of clear your throat," White said in a phone interview. "He said he had a scholarship open for me if I wanted to come to Chapel Hill. I committed. I sped home and told my mom the good news. I was pretty excited. I didn't get much sleep that night."

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