Duke’s basketball captain finally has a chance to make the NBA

A Duke basketball captain finally has his chance to make the NBA roster.

It’s 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 field after 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 in the Australian men’s national team.

Jack White went on to win 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 a vacancy on a two-way deal and White’s performances showed the organization he deserved a chance to compete in the NBA as the Nuggets signed the former Blue Devils captain to his final deal at double meaning.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the 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 competitions while shooting 69.6 percent from the ground and 50.0% from a 3 point range.

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

Denver Nuggets hope Duke basketball forward can fill much-needed void

A series of injuries caused the Denver Nuggets to struggle last season despite having Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic on their roster, but the organization is hoping Jack White can provide much-needed depth.

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Denver was particularly impressed with White’s ability to bounce off the basketball and his tenacious effort on the defensive side of the ball.

The 6ft 8in striker showed his prowess keeping multiple positions on the pitch during the Summer League and could be an essential 3-and-D player at the next level.

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