Lofty aspirations for NU jumper James White
Don't let the laid-back demeanor fool you. Nebraska's James White has been serious about high jumping since he left basketball behind in high school.
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Roughly six years ago, James White looked at high jumping as a means to an end: He wanted to dunk a basketball with power and style at Grandview (Mo.) High School.
“Oh, I can dunk,” said White, the Nebraska junior who's around 6-foot tall and one of the athletes NU hopes can win at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships this weekend. He left basketball behind in high school and kept high jumping — for good reason.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00 am.