Some surprises: Ranking Duke basketball’s 10 key players thru 20 games

Duke basketball (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke basketball (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
5 of 11
Duke basketball
Duke basketball forward Jack White (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Pick Analysis. Senior. Forward. 7. Scouting Report. Jack White. player. 434

  • Games played: 20
  • Games started: 5
  • Minutes per game: 19.7
  • Points per game: 4.4
  • Rebounds per game: 3.9
  • Assists per game: 1.0
  • Steals per game: 1.0
  • Blocks per game: 0.9
  • Field goal percentage: 43.9
  • 3-point percentage: 37.2
  • Free throw percentage: 72.2
  • Grade: B (84)

The Aussie brings toughness. He provides leadership. He never fails to hustle. And as of late, Duke basketball senior forward Jack White has found the level of 3-point success that he enjoyed the first half of last season (before missing 28 straight).

In the past eight games, White has knocked down 10 of 19 attempts from beyond the arc. And he’s done so while continuing to come up with hardnosed rebounds, blocks, and steals.

As a result, he’s seen a bump in playing time, averaging 22.8 minutes across the past five games. In other words, not only has he filled in well during the absence of the next guy on this list, but he’s also been taking away some of the minutes from three who preceded him here.

White is a smart co-captain whom Coach K obviously trusts. Though the 6-foot-7, 220-pounder has rarely ever been the center of attention on the court, he’s proven that he will rarely make mistakes and will always enter games with the mindset of a junkyard bulldog.