Years ago

Jack White receives an offer from Duke on visit

Blue Devil Lair can confirm that Australian wing Jack White received an offer from Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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Wilson Sting  
Years ago

Tough call - DP role with Taipans including CQU education or playing with one of the biggest basketball colleges in America.

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Years ago

Tough call?? First Aussie make to play at duke if he takes it!! Coach k clearly one if the top 4/5 coaches off all time and he works wonders with whites type of player making them college stars!

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WNBL fan  
Years ago

"First Aussie make to play at duke if he takes it!!"

No - the first MALE Australian to play at Duke.

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Years ago

Great opportunity - great school, great basketball program with an outstanding coach. The only problem Jack may face is playing time. Coach K likes one-and-done players so Jack runs a risk of sitting on the bench, especially next year when Duke bring several top notch recruits playing 3-4 positions. Jack should reinvent himself, start playing 1-2 positions, with his height and athletic ability he would definitely play more.

In any case, great achievement for Jack and his family, well done.

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Years ago

They only have him ranked as a 3* player..... Huge offer he needs to decide does he go for playing time first year or future years, always hard for any good player, do they take the chance they will ride the pine that freshman year but play at a much higher level than if they go into a weaker team weaker conference and play more minute.

Duke play a really great style of men's basketball, and will certainly be a great fit for an athletic guy like Jack White.

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Years ago

I'm not sure he'll get many minutes behind Tatum.

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Years ago

"Coach K likes one-and-done players" Grayson Allen, Plumlee? Go for it Jack. If it doesn't work out can easily transfer to another school that would love an ex duke player on there team!

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Years ago

Another one of our country Vic kids making an impact out there in the basketball world, NCAA and who knows afterwards.

Good luck Jack, make your choice for you and enjoy the ride. Look forward to watching all our kids coming through, some talent out there I must admit.

I wouldn't be concerned at all about court time, people critical of Isaac for going to Kentucky, seriously guys look outside the bubble and you will find there is a whole lot more to it than just 'court time'...

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Years ago

Apparently jack is 6'7 225 now... Nice size for a sf..
At u17 he was listed at 6'5 and around 190.

2016/2017 roster?
6'2 Thornton/6'4 Jackson//6'5 pagliuca
6'5 Kennard/6'5 jones/6'5 Besser
6'9 Tatum/6'8 Robinson/6'7 white
6'9 Giles/6'9 obi/6'8 delaurier
6'10 Jeter/7'0 vrankovic

1 to be cut maybe?


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Years ago

Plumlee is a senior.

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Years ago

Exactly... That means he won't be there next year.

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Years ago

Next season'

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Years ago

Hilarious when a big mouth coach tweeted 'not one kid here is D1' when seeing jacks team play nz few years ago for u17 qualifiers.
Great times for the game both here and nz with this generation pumping out quality players

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Years ago

^correct annon, many kids in this generation have been recruited by major and mid-major programs.

A look at the stat sheet of the Devils for this and past seasons shows that Coach K runs very short rotation - 8 players at the most. It is not fun for someone who wants to become a basketball pro to sit on the bench for a season or even longer since there is plenty of athletic kids in class 2017 that would compete for the same position. Transferring is not a wise option since a transferee has to red shirt for a year.

On the other hand Duke is a really good school and with his academics he would excel over there.

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Years ago

Lots of division 1 signings for 2016/2017 so far. Bunch more to come!

Aussie Girls
A.Sharp 6'1 g Wake forest
J.Forcadilla 5'8 g St Mary's
M.Yaegar 5'9 g Oregon
E.Hellessey 6'2 f Tcu
G.pinaeu 6'1 f Boston
A.Atwell 6'0 f Hawaii
M.McPhee 6'3 c St Mary's
S.dufficy 6'1 f Utah state
G.collett 6'4 c Gonzaga
B.wunhym 5'6 g Hawaii
J.johnson 5'10 g St Francis Brooklyn
C.middap 5'10 g Hawaii
B.thacker 5'11 g Idaho state
T.hay 5'7 g Colorado state

Nz girls
K.Manuiriangi 5'7 g Tulane
K.noyer 6'4 c Fresno state
T.graham 5'9 g Colgate
M.nicholls 5'3 g La salle
S.salmon 6'3 f Byu
L.wairau 5'9 g Indiana

Aussie Boys
T.wilson 6'5 g Smu
J.perry 7'1 c St Mary's
K.hayward 6'5 g Lsu
D.reath 6'10 f Lsu
K.pinder 6'8 f New Mexico
H.froling 6'10 f Smu
D.vasljevic 6'2 g Miami
G.gak 6'11 c Oklahoma state
W.magnay 6'10 f Tulsa
J.hodgson 6'3 g Bradley
E.malou 6'9 f Iowa state
M.cherry 6'8 f Lafayette
M.peatling 6'8 f Eastern Washington
M.owies 6'0 g Hawaii
W.white 6'5 g Arizona state?
T.maker 7'1 f Arizona state?
J.white 6'7 f duke?

Nz boys
M.freeman 6'10 f Oklahoma
S.timmins 6'10 c Washington
J.stent 6'8 f Nicholls state

More to come...

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Years ago

It's duke you gotta take that!! Coach K often has guys who play little as freshman but develops them into the rotation as sophomores/juniors players like Redick, Allen, Dunleavey, Schyher, Wojo, Paulus that's just to name a few!

Can't remember a Taipan who ended up in the league after starting as a DP so at worst the exposure to high level play over 4 years and the coaching will make him better like no disrespect to Ferne but he ain't tying coach K shoe laces!

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Years ago

Did Jawai start as a DP?

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Years ago

Jack was never going to stay around, he was always going to go to college somewhere. Looking forward to watching Duke games with less hate...

Taipan DPs that went on to play in the NBL: Jawai, Shaun Bruce, Sobey, Dean Brebner, Kerry Williams, Worthington, Grabau, Zac Carter - that's just off the top of my head. There has been a few.

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Years ago

The only decision for White is really whether he should go to Duke and get quality coaching but limited time initially or to a college that isn't quite at the same level and get more time but potentially less quality coaching.

Comparing the Cairns scenario and the Duke scenario is really pointless.
Duke will be fully funded with accom, food, travel, equip, study etc all paid for. Which includes all the travelling that they do throughout the season. Global media coverage and a very impressive 1-4 years to put on his basketball resume.

Cairns might have a good program in comparison to other NBL clubs but it is not on the level offered by Duke. As a DP his payments would be minimal and unless there is something else offered he would need to fund a majority of living expenses.

Cairns might have a good track record of producing NBL players but White would already be able to pick which team he wants to play for. Duke would have any bball resource that he needs to develop his game and all of the associated treatment.

On top of that, he would get a degree to use after his career

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Years ago

is Kyrie considered Aussie?

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Wilson Sting  
Years ago

I'm glad people took my CNS post seriously as it shows it has a lot of credibility but my tongue was firmly in cheek when I made it.

Good point podge "Taipan DPs that went on to play in the NBL: Jawai, Shaun Bruce, Sobey, Dean Brebner, Kerry Williams, Worthington, Grabau, Zac Carter - that's just off the top of my head. There has been a few."

Has any other current NBL coach got a record with DPs that even comes close to that?

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Years ago

Jeff Borzello
ESPN Staff Writer

Australian forward Jack White has committed to Duke, sources confirm to ESPN. White joins Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Frank Jackson and Javin DeLaurier in the Blue Devils' No. 2-ranked recruiting class.

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