D. J. White

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D. J. White
D. J. White in March 2013.jpg
White with the Celtics in March 2013
Free Agent
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1986-08-31) August 31, 1986 (age 27)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Hillcrest (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
College Indiana (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro playing career 2008–present
Career history
20082011 Oklahoma City Thunder
2009–2010 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
20112012 Charlotte Bobcats
2012–2013 Shanghai Sharks (China)
2013 Boston Celtics
2013–2014 Sichuan Blue Whales (China)
2014 Charlotte Bobcats
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 who last played for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

High school and college career[edit]

A Hillcrest High School standout, White led all freshmen in the Big Ten Conference in scoring during his freshman season with the Indiana Hoosiers.[1] 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.[2] He was also named Second Team All-American in 2008.[3]

Professional career[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5] After six games with Tulsa, White made his NBA debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 5, 2009 against the Indiana Pacers.[6] During his rookie season, White played in seven games for the Thunder and averaged 8.9 points and 4.6 rebounds.[7]

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.[8] He was recalled just five days later on March 9 after averaging 23 points and 11 rebounds in four starts for Tulsa.[9] 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.[10] White scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in 10 minutes of playing time during the game.[11] White returned to the 66ers on April 7, 2010.[12]

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.[13] On February 24, 2011, White and Morris Peterson were traded to the Charlotte Bobcats for Nazr Mohammed.[14]

In September 2012, White signed with the Shanghai Sharks of China.[15] On February 28, 2013, White signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics.[16] He signed a second 10-day contract with the Celtics on March 10, 2013.[17] On March 20, 2013, White was signed to a multi-year contract by the Celtics.[18]

On July 12, 2013, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets as part of the blockbuster deal that brought Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn.[19] He was subsequently waived by the Nets on July 18.[20]

In September 2013, White joined the Chicago Bulls for their training camp.[21] However, he was waived on October 26.[22]

In November 2013, he signed with the Sichuan Blue Whales for the 2013–14 CBA season.[23]

On March 21, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with Charlotte Bobcats.[24] On March 31, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Bobcats.[25] On April 10, 2014, he signed with the Bobcats for the rest of the season.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Oklahoma City 7 0 18.6 .520 .000 .769 4.6 .9 .4 .7 8.9
2009–10 Oklahoma City 12 0 8.5 .610 .000 .900 1.9 .3 .4 .3 4.9
2010–11 Oklahoma City 23 0 9.5 .462 .000 .500 2.2 .2 .3 .3 2.8
2010–11 Charlotte 24 0 19.4 .526 .000 .759 4.4 .6 .3 .5 8.5
2011–12 Charlotte 58 11 18.9 .493 1.000 .705 3.6 .8 .3 .4 6.8
2012–13 Boston 12 0 7.2 .522 .000 .556 1.1 .3 .1 .5 2.4
2013–14 Charlotte 2 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .5 .0 0.0
Career 138 11 15.3 .507 .333 .720 3.2 .6 .3 .4 5.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Charlotte 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 2.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0
Career 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 2.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0

NBA D-League[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Tulsa 6 5 31.2 .561 .000 .857 7.2 1.2 .7 1.5 18.3
2009–10 Tulsa 10 10 39.2 .609 .000 .872 11.1 1.2 .7 1.4 20.2
Career 16 15 36.2 .591 .000 .867 9.6 1.2 .7 1.4 19.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Tulsa 1 1 29.0 .615 .000 .714 5.0 4.0 .0 .0 21.0
Career 1 1 29.0 .615 .000 .714 5.0 4.0 .0 .0 21.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D.J. White". IUHoosiers.com. 2007-11-01. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ "IU's White: conference player of year". Indianapolis Star. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2008-03-10. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Sporting News names D.J. White a second-team All-American". IUHoosiers.com. 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  4. ^ A. Sherrod Blakely (2008-06-26). "Pistons trade first-round pick". www.mlive.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  5. ^ Darnell Mayberry (2009-03-23). "A Thunder star waiting in wings?". The Oklahoman. www.newsok.com. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (2009-04-05). "Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - Recap - April 5, 2009". ESPN. www.espn.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  7. ^ "D.J. White statistics". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  8. ^ Thunder Assign White To D-League
  9. ^ Oklahoma City Recalls DJ White
  10. ^ Recapping the Thunder's 121-101 loss to the Indiana Pacers
  11. ^ March 21, 2010 Oklahoma City-Indiana Box Score
  12. ^ 2009-10 transactions
  13. ^ "Thunder Exercises Options on Six Players". www.nba.com/thunder. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 25, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  14. ^ 2011 trade deadline tracker
  15. ^ 上海东方篮球俱乐部-新闻
  16. ^ "Celtics Sign D.J. White". NBA.com. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  17. ^ "Celtics Sign White to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  18. ^ "Celtics Sign White to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  19. ^ "Nets Acquire NBA Champions Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry". NBA.com. July 12, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Nets Waive D.J. White". NBA.com. July 18, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  21. ^ Patrick Christopher, Mike James, Dahntay Jones, Kalin Lucas, Dexter Pittman and D.J. White in Bulls training camp
  22. ^ Chicago Bulls waive Dexter Pittman, D.J. White
  23. ^ "Sichuan announced DJ White". Sportando.net. November 23, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  24. ^ Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 10-Day Contract
  25. ^ "Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 2nd 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 31, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  26. ^ Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White for Remainder of Season

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