Duke basketball: Jack White signs with SIG Sports pursuing pro career

Duke basketball forward Jack White (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)
Duke basketball forward Jack White (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) /

Former Duke basketball senior captain Jack White is already starting his professional basketball career after signing with a major sports agency.

Like his fellow Duke basketball senior captain and roommate Javin DeLaurier, Jack White is also getting started on his potential professional career after agreeing to terms with a well-known sports agency.

The former Blue Devil officially latched on with SIG Sports after the NCAA voted not to give winter sports athletes an extra year of eligibility following the cancelation of many postseason tournaments due to COVID-19.

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White played in 30 of a possible 31 games this season for Duke, and in his senior campaign, he averaged 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while shooting 38.8 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from 3-point range.

In his four years at Duke, White played very sparingly in his first two seasons but was named as a captain entering his junior season and carved out a role as a gritty, tough defender who was willing to put his nose in any skirmish on the floor.

The 6-foot-7 forward’s best statistical season came in his junior campaign when he averaged 4.1 point, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per contest while shooting 35.9 percent from the floor, but the then-junior struggled mightily from deep, connecting with just 28.7 percent of his shots from 3-point range.

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It’s certainly possible that White is able to make his way to an NBA Summer League Roster, pending there is a Summer League, which doesn’t seem likely at the moment considering the NBA is considering pushing the 2020 Draft back, but a professional career in his home country of Australia is just about a guarantee for the Blue Devil.

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SIG Sports also agreed to terms with Tanner Krebs of St. Mary’s, another Australian native.

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The company represents a number of international born players, most notably Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls and Svi Mykhailiuk of the Detroit Pistons.