Tupelo star picks MSU; Boclair out at Delta St.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 19, 2001

[04/19/01] Tan White, who led Tupelo High to a Class 5A state championship last month, has signed a national letter of intent to play at Mississippi State.

There, she will team up with 1999 Mississippi Player of the Year LaToya Thomas, a two-time all-American at MSU.

White, a 5-foot-7 guard, averaged 25.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.7 steals and 6 assists per game.

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Also in recruiting, Mississippi Valley State signed Lanier stars Somomon Forbes and Derrick Melton and Clinton’s Adrian Harper.

Elsewhere, Caroline Boclair, an all-conference player for Delta State for two seasons, has been released from the team, coach Lloyd Clark announced.

Boclair averaged a team-high 19.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season, leading the Lady Statesmen to a 32-3 record and a berth in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the second consecutive year.

Clark, a former Warren Central coach, gave no reason for Boclair’s dismissal.

Boclair ranks fifth on Delta State’s career scoring list and is the eighth leading scorer in Gulf South Conference history.

She has been Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Year the past two seasons.

Boclair is likely to be granted an unconditional release that would allow her to transfer and play for another school next season. She will be a senior.

Alcorn State’s Cherea Wood was selected first-team All-America by the Black College Sports Information Directors Association and Marcus Fleming made the men’s second team.