Whyte Picks BU

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Walter Whyte 2017

St. Luke's School and PSA Cardinals senior Walter Whyte made a verbal commitment to Boston University on Tuesday afternoon.

"The relationship I had with the coach and the fact that I could make an immediate impact, those two factors were really important for me," Whyte told the New England Recruiting Report. "I have trust in Coach Jones and I know he has faith and confidence in me."

Whyte confirmed his commitment via twitter shortly afterward:

"He's just a kid that totally willed his way, through hard work on the court and in the classroom, to this," St. Luke's head coach Drew Gladstone said. "He's totally deserving of being in a great program and I think he's going to be tremendously succesful there."

Whyte's career to date at St. Luke's has been nothing short of spectacular. In his junior season alone, he averaged nearly 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists per game last year while earning NEPSAC Class C MVP honors and leading St. Luke's to a New England championship.

Below are highlights from his junior season.

While Whyte has been a well-known talent in New England for several years now, he made a name for himself on a national stage this spring and summer with the PSA Cardinals. With a roster that was loaded with high-major talent, including six nationally ranked players, Whyte emerged into a key utility player off the bench and was a major part of their run to the EYBL finals at the Nike Peach Jam.

Below is a feature from Krossover TV in which Whyte talks about his development and growth into a national prospect.

His emergence in the EYBL had a direct impact on his recruitment as he went on to earn offers from the likes of VCU, Davidson, Richmond, St. Joseph's and numerous others. Ultimately his final three consisted of BU, Northeastern and Penn before he became the second player to commit to Terriers' head coach Joe Jones in the class of 2017.

Whyte joins Holderness and D.C. Blue Devils big man Sukhmail Mathon, another player who turned down A10 offers in order to commit to Boston University.