D. J. White
White with the Celtics
|No. 33 – Sichuan Blue Whales|
|League||Chinese Basketball Association|
August 31, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Hillcrest (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Pro playing career||2008–present|
|2008–2011||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2009–2010||→Tulsa 66ers (D-League)|
|2012–2013||Shanghai Sharks (China)|
|2013–present||Sichuan Blue Whales (China)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Dewayne "D. J." White, Jr. (born August 31, 1986) is an American professional basketball player. He was selected with the 29th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons but his rights were traded to the Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City). He signed with Oklahoma City on July 5, 2008. He later played for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA and the Shanghai Sharks of China before signing with the Boston Celtics in February 2013.
During his freshman season with the Indiana Hoosiers, White led all freshmen in the Big Ten Conference in scoring. He was named by Rivals.com as a Freshman All-American, and was named a 5-star recruit by Scout.com. He was also selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In 2008 he was named Big Ten Player of the Year and to the First Team All-Big Ten. He was also named Second Team All-American in 2008.
White was drafted with the 29th pick of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons and traded the same day to the Seattle SuperSonics, who were relocating to Oklahoma City. White's rookie season was delayed when he had to undergo surgery on his jaw to remove a benign growth, causing him to miss the first five months of the season. He finally made his professional debut for the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League on March 18, 2009. After six games with Tulsa, White made his NBA debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 5, 2009 against the Indiana Pacers. During his rookie season, White played in seven games for the Thunder and averaged 8.9 points and 4.6 rebounds.
In the 2009–10 season, White appeared in eight games with Oklahoma City, averaging 4.8 points and 1.9 rebounds, before requiring surgery in January to repair a fractured thumb. After recovering, White was assigned to the Tulsa 66ers on March 4, 2010. He was recalled just five days later on March 9 after averaging 23 points and 11 rebounds in four starts for Tulsa. On March 21, White received a standing ovation upon entering the contest during an away game against the Indiana Pacers in the state where he played in college. White scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in 10 minutes of playing time during the game. White returned to the 66ers on April 7, 2010.
For the beginning of the 2010–11 season, White was retained on the Thunder's 15-man roster, with the Thunder exercising its fourth-year contract option on White on October 25, 2010. On February 24, 2011, White and Morris Peterson were traded to the Charlotte Bobcats for Nazr Mohammed.
In September 2012, White signed with the Shanghai Sharks of China. On February 28, 2013, White signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics. He signed a second 10-day contract with the Celtics on March 10, 2013. On March 20, 2013, White was signed to a multi-year contract by the Celtics.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- "IU's White: conference player of year". Indianapolis Star. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2008-03-10.[dead link]
- "Sporting News names D.J. White a second-team All-American". IUHoosiers.com. 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
- A. Sherrod Blakely (2008-06-26). "Pistons trade first-round pick". www.mlive.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- Darnell Mayberry (2009-03-23). "A Thunder star waiting in wings?". The Oklahoman. www.newsok.com. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
- Associated Press (2009-04-05). "Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - Recap - April 5, 2009". ESPN. www.espn.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- "D.J. White statistics". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- Thunder Assign White To D-League
- Oklahoma City Recalls DJ White
- Recapping the Thunder's 121-101 loss to the Indiana Pacers
- March 21, 2010 Oklahoma City-Indiana Box Score
- 2009-10 transactions
- "Thunder Exercises Options on Six Players". www.nba.com/thunder. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 25, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
- 2011 trade deadline tracker
- "Celtics Sign D.J. White". NBA.com. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
- "Celtics Sign White to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
- "Celtics Sign White to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
- "Nets Acquire NBA Champions Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry". NBA.com. JUly 12, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- "Nets Waive D.J. White". NBA.com. July 18, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- Patrick Christopher, Mike James, Dahntay Jones, Kalin Lucas, Dexter Pittman and D.J. White in Bulls training camp
- Chicago Bulls waive Dexter Pittman, D.J. White
- "NBA veteran D.J. White signs with Sichuan Blue Whales in China". basketballbuddha.com. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.