Surprise Duke basketball forward making appearance at Summer League

Duke basketball forward Jack White (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball forward Jack White (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports) /

Another former Duke basketball player will be making an appearance at Summer League. 

It was a great night for the Duke basketball program at the NBA Draft and the good news is continuing for the Blue Devils.

After seeing five players selected on Thursday night, four in the first round, Duke graduate center Theo John agreed to a deal to join the Minnesota Timberwolves for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in July.

Former Duke basketball two-time captain Jack White will also be making an appearance at Summer League for the Denver Nuggets, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported on Friday morning.

White plays for Melbourne United in the Australian NBL and Givony stated that many have told him the 6-foot-6 forward is one of the most versatile players in the league.

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Jack White averaged 9.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 54.0-percent from the floor and 31.0-percent from 3-point range.

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The Traralgon, Australian native was limited to just 11 games in his debut season in the NBL in 2020-21 due to a ruptured achilles but made his return to the court in just over eight months.

Jack White’s best season at Duke came during his junior campaign of 2018-19 in which the Blue Devils won the ACC Tournament Championship and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

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The forward posted a career-high 4.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game during the season.

White’s averaged 2.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game throughout his four-year Duke career and shot 38.4-percent from the floor and 28.8-percent from 3-point range.

The Denver Nuggets will not participate in the California Classic or the Salt Lake Summer League prior to the lengthy Las Vegas Summer League, which begins on July 7.

Denver will not play their first game of the summer until July 8.

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