Duke basketball captain finally gets chance at making NBA

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A Duke basketball captain is finally getting his chance at making an NBA roster. 

It has been the summer of a lifetime for former Duke basketball captain Jack White and it’s only getting better.

After making a full return to the court following rupturing his achilles tendon in his first season in the Australian NBL, White became one of the most versatile players in the league and was named to the Australian Men’s National Team.

Jack White then won the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers with the ‘Boomers’ and was invited by the Denver Nuggets to play with the team in the Las Vegas Summer League.

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Denver had one open spot for a two-way contract and White’s performances showed the organization that he deserved a chance at competing in the NBA as the Nuggets inked the former Blue Devil captain to its final two-way contract.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report White’s signing.

Jack White averaged 7.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game in five Summer League contests while shooting 69.6-percent from the floor and 50.0-percent from 3-point range.

White posted 9.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game on 54.0-percent shooting from the floor and 31.0-percent from 3-point range in his most recent season with Melbourne United.

Denver Nuggets hoping Duke basketball forward can fill much needed void

A rash of injuries caused the Denver Nuggets to struggle last season despite boasting Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic on its roster but the organization is hoping Jack White can provided much needed depth.

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Denver was specifically impressed with White’s ability to rebound to the basketball and his tenacious effort on the defensive end of the ball.

The 6-foot-8 forward showcased his prowess of guarding multiple positions on the court during Summer League and could be a vital 3-and-D player at the next level.

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