Tar Heel preparing for mission

The time of Stilman White’s departure is nigh at hand.

The North Carolina freshman point guard is close to submitting his paperwork to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Photo courtesy ESPN.com

White was recently featured in a lengthy article by The Daily Tar Heel‘s Kelly Parsons and on ESPN.com by Robbi Pickeral.

White was first featured back in January by the Mormon Times.

Parson’s article goes super in depth about his basketball background. He used to attend Chicago Bulls’ games with his father, Shannon; Stilman was a start at Hoggard High in North Carolina; his recruiting roller-coaster and how another UNC player’s decision opened the door for White to come to Chapel Hill. There is also a section that describes his experience this season, highlighted by his performance in the NCAA tournament.

White’s parents both served missions. His father labored in California and his mother, Erin, served in Puerto Rico. They both inspired Stilman.

“A lot of people ask, ‘Well, you’re on such a roll right now, why would you give it up after all you have going for you?'” White told Parsons. “But ever since I was young, it’s always something I’ve wanted to do … so I’m willing to put that all down for a little while for this.”

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