Melbourne Boy
Last month

Jack White Future

When Jack White first went to Duke, so many people on here ripped the decision because he was riding the pine, can't develop without playing, everything is just about the stars, blah blah blah. Looks like the decision and his patience is paying off now, his role is huge for the clear #1 team, he's getting more exposure in the US than any other role player will, and will probably play 25+ mins per game including crunch time closing games come March when it really counts. Well done to the kid!

What are peoples thoughts about his potential in the future, NBA is a long shot, but how would he be in the NBL, Europe, Boomers?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hed be like a Blanchfield here in the Nbl.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He has tonnes more desire and drive than Blanchfield.

Plus he is only 20 years old

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Greggo  
Last month

When you consider Mitch Creek is getting a look in at the NBA level pretty much as a hustle player, and Jack White has a similar level of hustle but is a better defender, rebounder, outside shot, taller, younger and a better acumen/ exposure, I think he'll definitely have a chance to prove himself for an NBA spot

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Melbourne Boy  
Last month

If he can be a 40% shooter from 3, NBA is a chance, but that's much easier said than done.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He can't handle the ball well enough, he's Blanchfield with a Better defense.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I am a Duke fan and have maintained that as long as he went into the program with his eyes open (to the possibility of not playing, behind guys like Tatum, Barrett and Reddish), it was a reasonable decision.

His shooting looks really good and he will get plenty of good looks this year as everyone has to guard the freaks. Even now, though, he looks a step slow defensively. He is coping with a really high effort level and the fact that he's never matched up with the best player on the other team. That will have to change if he's going to be an NBA player, even if he can shoot. Realistically the difference between a JJ Redick and a Jimmer Fredette is Redick's ability to guard.

The ovation White got when he checked out of the game today was hectic, though. He is clearly well-loved by teammates and the fan base. That must be a pretty special experience.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Plenty of teams might look at him like Parsons, Dekker type who are serviceable solid nba guys who are good team mates.

Plus certain market really like these types of guys!

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Cram  
Last month

Even as a role player, if you're on a high profile team, you're going to get noticed.

A few years ago Josh Harrelson (I think) from Kentucky got an NBA spot on the back of playing with great players, exposure and a few good games.

The bonus for a role player is teams can see how you play without needing the ball, as opposed to guys who play big roles at small schools who have question marks on whether they can fit in to a smaller role

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Reality  
Last month

He has a similar game to Heurter who got draft to Atlanta.

Could see him getting late second round look or at least camp invites.

Teams always need shooting

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ColCon  
Last month

His future will be brighter when he graduates from the #18 ranked university in the world (Times Higher Education rankings 2019)!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Heurter can handle, pass, and is a lot more of a versatile shot maker.

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Greggo  
Last month

Yeah wouldn't compare him to Heurter at all at this point. Huerter was drafterd as an elite college 3pt shooter.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NBA for sure. Solid 3 and D player, if he can keep shooting consistently and play lockdown defense his a real chance.

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Anonymous  
Last month

A lot of the names thrown around for comparison in this thread have been guys who were flat out stars in college. Sure, White is playing a good role on an amazing team. But he's not shown the ability to produce at this age/level like pretty much any of the guys referenced here.

I know they're not similar players at all, but Quinn Cook was in a similar situation. He was a really good player on a national title team that was clearly dominated by freshmen. It took him ages to get serious NBA interest, despite being really good in both college and the G-League. Jack is going to have to show a lot more in the way of shot creation, as well as hitting a higher number of 3s and taking on a bigger role defensively, before he looks like an NBA prospect at Duke. He might get there via Europe in a few years, but I don't see him being drafted out of college.

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Greggo  
Last month

Have a look at Parsons and Dekkers college numbers. I think that was the comparison the person was making.

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Hogwash  
Last month

His NBA prospects are unknown he has a chance to go drafted 2nd round or play in Europe. Certaintly playing on the right team at the right time in Duke.

A good chance of being a future boomer IMO. Spots will open up as Ingles and Broekhoff move on within next 5 years.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jack White: 9.3pts (3 @ 35%) & 7.3brds in 26mins
Sam Dekker: 13.9pts (3 @ 33%) & 5.5brds in 31mins
Chandler Parsons: 11.3pts (3 @ 37%) & 7.8brds in 34mins


Think its safe to say Jack's numbers are way better per 36min and his defensive stats (steals/blocks) are also vastly better than the above two guys who are having solid NBA Careers (In Parsons case he being paid very very well!)

Those who said Dekker/Parsons where college stars are wrng they were the third option on there teams who made nice tourney runs which got them extra shine and talk heading into the draft process.


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PersonalFoul  
Last month

He should play be a 4 year college player and then let the NBA or Euro see what they have. There is no need for him to rush off and try and find an NBA team he will be a serviceable pro some where no doubt BUT this might be the biggest high of his basketball life 4 years with Duke.

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

He should play be a 4 year college player and then let the NBA or Euro see what they have. There is no need for him to rush off and try and find an NBA team he will be a serviceable pro some where no doubt BUT this might be the biggest high of his basketball life 4 years with Duke.

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Reality  
Last month

If he gets NBA looks and guranteed money why not jump to the NBA after this year like those other guys did?

A few million bucks at age 22 should set him up for life.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sam Dekker is 6'9 & Parsons is 6'10... pretty significant difference to 6'6/6'7
Playing in the NBA you have to be DAMN special.

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Greggo  
Last month

Yeah will be interesting for him if he has a good showing in the tourney this year, he may be able to "sell high" before the 1 and done stars leave him, and try solidify a spot in the NBA.

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Reality  
Last month

@Anon White can just get bigger insoles in his shoes when they do the measurements at the combine!

Guys seem to be taller all of a sudden

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Watto  
Last month

If the basketball thing doesn't work out for him he can always go back to the White Stripes

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Reality  
Last month

White players from Duke always seem to end up doing pretty well as the Duke alumni network certainly makes sure they have every chance to be successful even if they don't go on with bball.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#808, Parsons was SEC PoY, a major focus of opposing defences, and responsible for creating a good number of the shots he took. Jack is hitting catch and shoot triples (many from the corners) out of Barrett/Williamson/Jones penetration.

Dekker had Hayes and Kaminsky, so I think that's a fairer comparison, but he was also capable of looking like the best player on a team that went to the national title game. He had massive buzz before the season (pre-season Wooden Award candidate) and mostly failed to live up to it.

I think Reality is right on one count, in that the Duke alumni network will look after White. He can do whatever he wants when he finishes school. Wasn't the Celtics' owners' son on the team last year? Maybe he'll be Danny Ainge one day. I think he's wrong on another count, in that the chances of White getting guaranteed NBA money (first round pick) are basically non-existent so jumping after this year isn't worth it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Just missed an easy put back to tie the game. Duke lose to Gonzaga.

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hoopie  
Last month

25.8 minutes per game, considering the talent around him, is pretty impressive.

I'm not sure the 7.7 ppg and 6.8 rpg is enough to get into the NBA, but if it gets him into the G-League or Europe ...

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