Former Georgia State guard Devonta White has agreed to a contract where he will play professional basketball in Hungary.
Beginning this year, White will play professional basketball for the PVSK Panthers of Hungary’s Nemzeti Bajnoksag I/A league, the country’s highest level of professional basketball. PVSK Panthers are based in Pecs, Hungary.
White, on his Twitter account, sent out a picture of a map with a pinpoint on the southern portion of Hungary.
Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter also congratulated White on the news via his Twitter account.
“We are very pleased with this news. This is a great opportunity for him. He is very happy and excited to begin his professional career,” said Daniel Curtain, White’s agent with Three Eye Sports, a locally based sports agency.
Curtain told The Signal White will be in Hungary next week for the beginning of PVSK Panthers’ training camp. He would not disclose financial details of White’s contract.
White leaves behind an illustrious career with Georgia State. He scored 1,393 points for third most in school history. His 414 assists are also third in school history. White’s 336 free throws are also puts him at fourth in Georgia State history for that category.
“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity and the great experience that comes with playing overseas,” White said. “I was willing to take any opportunity that rose to keep chasing my dream
White is not the first basketball player from last year’s team to sign a deal to play internationally. In July, it was announced that former Georgia State forward Manny Atkins signed a deal to play professional basketball for Juventud Sionista in the Liga Nacional de Basquet in Argentina.
“I just want to say thank you to the Georgia State community for the support they’ve given me over the years,” White said.
PVSK Panthers won the Hungarian Cup in 2009 in addition to finishing as silver medalists in the Hungarian Championship for 2008-09.