Randy White

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Randy White

Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 249
Nationality: American
Born: 11/4/1967
Birthplace: Shreveport, LA
Draft: Eighth overall
Drafted By: Dallas
College: Louisiana Tech '89
NBA Career: 1989-1994
Mavs Tenure: 1990-1994

Randy White (born November 4, 1967 in Shreveport, Louisiana) was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1989 NBA draft.

White attended Louisiana Tech University following in the footsteps of Karl Malone. Over the course of his four years, White made quite a name for himself and, despite being nicknamed "Mailman II", left his on mark on the school's record books.

He helped lead the Bulldogs to two NIT and two NCAA tournament appearances. In his freshman year Tech advanced to, and won, the consolation finals of the NIT.

Seeing his scoring average rise all four seasons, White averaged 21.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game during his senior year, as the Bulldogs again advanced to the NCAA tournament. His high-point game in college came that season when he scored 37 against Middle Tennessee State. Overall, White had eight 30+ point games with Tech and was American South Conference Player of the Year in 1988-1989.

So successful was his time there, he still ranks third all-time in points with 1,947 and sixth all-time in rebounds with 1,048.

In 1985, the Dallas Mavericks passed on Malone in the draft and were determined not to let a potentially similar opportunity pass again. Both Malone and White went to Louisiana Tech, both played power forward and both had the same agent. The Mavs selected White eighth overall in the '89 draft.

He played five seasons in Dallas posting his best numbers in the 1992-1993 season when he averaged 9.7 ppg and 5.8 rpg over 64 contests.

White played another four seasons overseas with teams in Italy, Greece, Israel and Russia.