White fulfilling destiny at PHS
Malainna White has literally been around Pensacola High Hoops since birth. Her mom, Maxienne, was a freshman at PHS when she was born and went on to star for the Tigers with little Malainna close by.
"With Malainna on the sideline, we were babysitters. We had to make sure she didn't cry during practice", PHS Head Coach Alison Davis joked.
Davis has coached both mother and daughter at PHS and her relationship with Malainna has grown strong over the years, with some of the most memorable advice coming when Malainna was four.
"Before I started school, I didn't want to go to school. Me and Coach Davis took a walk around the block. She took my hand and told me everything was going to be alright, and it was.", said Malainna.
Maxienne went on to play college ball at Clemson and professionally in Finland.
Naturally, Malainna wanted to be like mom, and she's doing a darn good job of it. Her talent and work ethic are shining through.
The 5'8" forward is taking her game to a new level as a senior, averaging 24 points and also leading the team with seven rebounds and two steals a night. She's signed to play on the next level at Memphis Malainna's game is more than enough to make mom and coach proud.