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White’s jersey retired at BHS
Ceremony precedes Admirals versus Bulldogs showdown; Cremins on hand


One of Bearden’s All-time great basketball players received a unique honor in front of the home folks at BHS.

Tony White Jr., former standout Bulldog shooting guard and starting junior guard at College of Charleston (S.C.) of the Southern Conference, had his No. 32 jersey retired in a ceremony Friday, Dec. 12, prior to the Bearden boys game versus archrival Farragut.

Bearden’s No. 5 All-time scorer with 1,706 points, White earned All-state and Mr. Basketball Class AAA Finalist honors while also being named District 4-AAA and Region 2-AAA MVP.

In addition to his hoop talent, “First and foremost one of the finest individuals you’ll ever meet,” BHS head coach Mark Blevins said. “When you talk about class and charisma, that’s certainly two outstanding characteristics that he possesses.”


A three-year starter at C of C, White hit the game-winning shot to beat South Carolina of the SEC earlier this season, capping his 21-point performance and highlighting his team’s 8-1 season record.

Accompanying White back to BHS was his college coach, Bobby Cremins, legendary former Georgia Tech skipper.

Also joining White in the ceremony were his father, former Tennessee Volunteers All-SEC guard Tony White Sr., along with mother, Rhonda White, brother, Rico White, and his grandparents.

 

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