It didn’t take Northrop girls basketball long to bounce back after graduation took away almost their entire team a couple of seasons ago. Part of that bounce back is their current junior class, starting with TiAuna White, who played more than any other Bruin last season at 29.5 minutes per game.
White’s 21 points against Wayne was the second highest scoring game for any girl during last season’s SAC Holiday Tournament. It was part of a season that made her Northrop’s leading scorer at 12.1 points per game after announcing herself immediately with 19 points in the opener of her sophomore season against Leo. White shoots at a 46 percent success rate inside the arc and uses her length to become one of the most consistent performers in the SAC.
Without a true post player, White will need to establish herself as more of a threat at the rim, especially rebounding the ball (although she averaged 6.4 rebounds per contest last season). She is long and tough, which allows her to go up against the bigger players in the post as well as perimeter players when needed.
“TiAuna is a dynamic three sport athlete that has the ability to guard any position on defense and play any position on offense,” says Northrop coach Rashida Muhammad.