North Platte – The North Platte Community College Knights basketball team has announced the signing of two area players. Mullen’s Luke Christen and North Platte St. Patrick’s Gary White III have signed letters of intent to play basketball for the Knights in the 2018-19 season.
Christen, a 6’3″ guard, in his junior season at Mullen helped them win the Class D-2 state championship. Christen, in his senior season averaged 12.2 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game. He also had 52 assists and 49 steals. Christen was named to the Omaha World Herald Class D-2 First Team All- State Basketball team and second team on the Lincoln Journal Star All-D2 Basketball Team.
Christen also played football and runs track for the Mullen High School Broncos and plans to pursue a degree in engineering.
White, a 6’1″ guard, also is a three-sport athlete. Besides playing basketball, he was a All-District Cornerback for the football team and runs the 110 hurdles and a state qualifier on the 4 X 100 relay team for the St. Pats Irish track team.
White averaged 10.4 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game, along with 51 assists for the Irish basketball team. White shot 42.8 percent from the field, including 23 for 71 from behind the three-point line. White was Honorable Mention on the Omaha World Herald Class C-2 All- State Basketball team and Honorable Mention on the Lincoln Journal Star All-C2 Basketball Team.
White is an academic all-stater in football, basketball, and track with a 3.79 cumulative grade point average. He has made the “A” Honor Roll for seven semesters. White is undecided on his major in college.