Duke’s forgotten basketball captain deserves a legit shot at the NBA

A forgotten Duke basketball captain deserves a legitimate shot on an NBA roster.

He’s not a one-and-done, nor has he shown off his natural, incredible athletic abilities with Duke’s basketball program, but Jack White deserves a legitimate chance to make the roster. the NBA.

White went to play professional basketball in his home country of Australia after graduating from the Blue Devils, but soon ruptured his Achilles tendon during his rookie season.

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However, he returned to the pitch just eight months after his injury and is coming back stronger than before.

The 6ft 8in striker currently plays for Melbourne United in the Australian NBL and has become one of the most versatile players in the league while recently making his debut for the Australian men’s national basketball team this summer at the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.

Duke basketball captain takes advantage of major opportunity

Jack White was then invited to play for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League and continued his outstanding play which gives him a real shot at competing for a spot on the roster.

The former Blue Devil didn’t see much playing time on his Summer League debut on Friday night after just 11:35 on the ground, but took full advantage of his opportunity with four points, a rebound and a block for 2 on 3. shot from the field.

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White got a boost in his playing time on Sunday afternoon after his debut performance and once again showed he is capable of competing at the highest level in basketball with eight points, 15 rebounds , two assists, one steal and three blocks in 21 minutes.

Denver still has a two-way contract available for the upcoming season and it seems possible the Nuggets will offer the Aussie a chance to play in the organization and possibly help the franchise at NBA level next season.

Jack White is 6 of 10 from the floor in his two games in Las Vegas and will return to the court Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers (10 p.m. EST, NBATV).

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