Born December 30, 1965 Eric White played in the NBA mainly as a Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1988-1989. Eric Lance White is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in San Francisco, he played collegiately at Pepperdine University from 1983–1987. He was listed as a 6'8" and 200 lb forward. White was selected in the 3rd round with the 19th pick of the 1987 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons.