22 Reggie Willhite
22 Reggie Willhite
Height: 6-4
Weight: 194
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
High School: Phillips Exeter
Position: G/F

Notes: Finished his career with 132 steals, the seventh most in school history… Trained with former Duke stars Christian Laettner and Grant Hill prior to his senior year. Willhite's father heard an interview with Laettner on the radio. Laettner mentioned he was looking for some Division I players on the East Coast to train. Willhite’s father reached out to Laettner, who agreed to train Willhite. Reggie spent two weekends working out with Laettner and Hill.

2011-12: Team captain… Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, the first Yale player to win that award… Second team All-Ivy selection… Set a single-season school record with 65 steals… 17th in the nation in steals per game (2.24)… Led the Ivy League in steals, eighth in scoring (12.1 ppg.) and assist/turnover ratio (1.4), ninth in rebounding (6.1 rpg.), fifth in field goal percentage (.475) and sixth in assists (3.9 per game)…  Scored a career-high 24 points in the win at Columbia, including a driving alyup that was the game-winner with 13 seconds left… Named to Capital One Academic All-District I first team… Academic All-Ivy selection… Recipient of the team’s Geroge McReynolds Award as top defender, Stan Smith Senior Award and the Most Improved Player Award.

2010-11: Started all 28 games... Finished third in the Ivy League in steals (1.4 per game) and seventh in field goal percentage (.448)... Had career-highs in points (9.4 ppg.), rebounds (4.4 rpg.), assists (68) and steals (40)... His 28 steals in Ivy games were the most in the league... Posted his first career double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) in the home win over Dartmouth... Was 8-of-11 from the field en route to scoring 19 points in the win at Brown... Scored a career-high 21 points in Yale’s double overtime victory at Columbia... Recipient of the team's most improved player award.

2009-10: Fourth on the team in steals with 27 and blocks with 13 … Made the first start of his career against Colgate, scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds in 28 minutes… Also started against Quinnipiac and in home games against Columbia and Cornell on the final weekend… Was 6-for-7 from the field and scored 16 points on the trip to Cornell and Columbia… Scored a career-high 14 points against Albertus Magnus.

2008-09: Appeared in eight games… Missed some time with an injury… Scored his first career points on a dunk against Cornell… Also scored in victory over Harvard… Grabbed two rebounds at Cornell.

Before Yale: Spent a year as a postgraduate at Phillips Exeter Academy... Helped the team set a school record for most wins in a season... Team lost to St. Thomas More, the seventh-ranked prep school in the nation, in the first round of the New England Class A Tournament... Starred at Woodside Priory School in California... Named the Private School Athletic League most valuable player as a senior... First team all-league as a senior... Second team all-league as a junior... Named to All-Palo Alto Daily News first team... Helped lead Woodside Priory to 2006-07 CCS championship... Played for the Bay Area Warriors club team.

Personal: Jabari Trotter, his teammate at Exeter, plays at Dartmouth. Political science major.

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