New Mexico CBB Commit J.B. White Dies at Age 18 After Shooting

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 1, 2020

Source: 247Sports

J.B. White, a 2021 basketball recruit who was committed to the University of New Mexico, was killed in a shooting Saturday at the age of 18. 

Juan Rios, Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office spokesman, told ESPN's Myron Medcalf that White was shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico, around 3:30 a.m. local time. 

"[White] was the victim of the shooting," Rios said. "He passed away as a result of his injuries at the residence."

Per Medcalf's report, Rios said investigators are still seeking information about the shooting and haven't made any arrests thus far. 

White committed to the Lobos in Oct. 2019:   

Fedonta (JB) White @JB_White_

🙏🏽 https://t.co/j98ZTpItnx

Per 247Sports' composite rankings, White was a 4-star prospect and the No. 76 overall player in the 2021 class. 

James Yodice of the Albuquerque Journal reported in May that White was planning to graduate from high school early to enroll in classes at New Mexico for the fall semester.