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Melbourne Unites Signs Jack White

Melbourne United signs former Duke Blue Devils captain Jack White for 3 years.

https://nbl.com.au/news/duke-standout-jack-white-signs-with-melbourne

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D2.0  
Last month

Good to see another young Aussie joining the NBL

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hopefully he's good mates with Zion and will convince him to come and play for United if there’s a NBA lock-out next year!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow fantastic hopefully also becomes an nbl1 Supercat, Justin.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anyone care to explain his game? Just looking at his college stats seems to be a role player more than anything. Also interesting to see he was captain for Duke in his senior year.

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Dave Q  
Last month

Great defender, good rebounder. Can play above the rim. Potetionally good from the 3pt line, but some way from being consistent.

He has been training with MU for the last couple of years when he has been home, so not a surprise.

Good pickup, although I am a little surprised they gave him a 3 year contract.

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Alpha  
Last month

With all those NBA prospects, it was always a hard task to get minutes on that roster. He is a decent small forward, very streaky although can shoot the ball (not as CG), but definitely an NBL level player. Duke needed a leader and it is usually someone who is dedicated in the classroom and on court, thus Jack, a nice guy and a good pick up for Melbourne. Welcome home Jack!

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Anonymous  
Last month

He's a 4-3 in nbl.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Excellent pickup for MU

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nice role player pick up for MU

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Anonymous  
Last month

Similar style and attributes to David Barlow it's probably fair to say. (May not have the 3% body fat though)

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Perth14  
Last month

This kid is good. Played a role at Duke but lead for 2 years keeping a lot of stars on the game plan. If you see some of the things he did in the free for all games where the reigns were off it's a different view. I am sure that’s what Melbourne were able to see. Tough in defence, great reader of the game, can shoot from the 3 too. If he decides to take over the game he can. If Melbourne let him loose as an offensive weapon and have him attack the hoop he could put on a scoring show. Add dunking to his 3 point shooting and he could destroy an opposition. Very disappointed we didn’t get him in Perth.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Over/under 10ppg? Definitely saying under.

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robt  
Last month

I knew nothing of Jack White 'til I watched some Duke games during the hype over Zion Williamson. Heard his name and that he is Oz, so naturally took more notice. Yes, he seemed to be a bit of a role player, but a very effective one (as the commentators acknowledged, too), he just seemed so involved in lots of on-court stuff. Was impressed with what he did. Not as a superstar of the team but the glue that allowed the studs to go to work. Hope he brings it here.

And DP for year 1 and contract for next 2 sounds reasonable too.

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AK-47  
Last month

The Dave Barlow comp is actually a pretty good one IMO. I think that's probably the best version of Jack White we could see.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Has he got a vitamin D deficiency too?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hard to tell if he'll play 3 or 4

Maybe...
Melbourne United-Vickerman

6’3 M.Mccarron/6’0 S.Ili
6’4 C.Goulding?/6’6 K.Kuany
(I)/6’7 J.White
(I)/6’9 D.Barlow
6’10 A.Brandt?/7’0 J.Acuil

DP
6’5 S.Short PG
6’8 M.Peatling PF
6’9 J.Purchase PF

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Perthworld  
Last month

Has he got a vitamin D deficiency too?

Hahahahaha.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I see him as very similar to an early Mitch Creek. Great energy guy doing all the little things who will develop into a star.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Similar style and attributes to David Barlow it's probably fair to say. (May not have the 3% body fat though)

Has he got a vitamin D deficiency too?

Underrated post.

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