Success Down Under for a "Good Bloke," Zac White '10

Zac White '10 has gone from the Generals to Australian basketball.

Zac White '10 has gone from the Generals to Australian basketball.

Zac White, a 2010 graduate of Washington and Lee, has been making his mark on the basketball courts of Australia.

After a successful stint with the Maryland-based Bay Area Shuckers, where he averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds a game in 13 games during the 2011-12 season, Zac signed with the Lightning, of the Darwin Basketball Assocation. He was named MVP and led the Lightning to its first ever "minor premiership." Zac's coach for the Lightning, Jason Ivinson, said that "he has been terrific for us —he adds to the team's defensive effort, gives us a bit of height and is so enthusiastic."

With that successful start, Zac signed in December to play for the Penguin Blues of the North West Basketball Union. Zac, who is listed at 201 centimetres (that was 6' 6" on the Generals roster), is considered a key acquisition for the Penguin team.

In an interview with the Advocate newspaper, Penguin coach Shane Hayward said of Zach: "He looks like he can shoot the ball. He's big, rebounds and is a good shot-blocker. Hopefully he's good for the side and good for the club. He seemed like a good bloke to talk to."

Zac, whose brother Alex '07 also played for the Generals, shares the record for most blocks in a game, with seven.

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