16 Sep
2020

NBA Draft: The case for picking Andrew White

first_imgUPDATED: June 20, 2017 at 10:55 a.m.The case for drafting Andrew White goes like this: Dude gets buckets.Two weeks after a 3-point-laden NBA Finals, in which Cleveland had to pour in a Finals-record 24 triples to beat Golden State in just one game, White hopes that his shooting skill will convince a team to pick him during the NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclay’s Center in  Brooklyn. The draft begins at 7 p.m.Most projections have White, who last season set the single-season record for 3-pointers at Syracuse (112), going in the late-second round. This spring, White trained with Tyler Relph of Dr1ven Training, every day, in Dallas for an hour to an hour-and-a-half.Relph sees White’s NBA comparison as James Jones. The Ringer thinks Rodney Hood.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Daily Orange builds a case here for NBA teams to draft White and find out if those comps could be correct.“He fits any place that needs shooting,” Relph said. “And in the way the NBA’s going, everywhere needs shooting.”Threat from beyond the arcAn NBA 3-point line is 23 feet, nine inches from the hoop — a three-foot increase from the college game and a transition that a shooter such as Andrew White doesn’t worry about making.All season long, White launched long-range shots and made 40.3 percent of his 278 attempts from deep. Last season, only 10 NBA players with 50 3-point attempts or more shot better than 40 percent.At SU, opponents regularly rushed defenders to White if he got the ball four feet or closer to the 3-point line, but it often didn’t matter. White’s elevation and high release point from a 6-foot-7 frame — another plus for White — separated him from the closest defenders.“I was impressed with his shooting while contested,” Relph said when asked what surprised him most about White. “He really doesn’t seem affected.”Nowhere was it more evident than in his final 3-pointer in a career-high, 40-point barrage on Senior Night against Georgia Tech. Late in the second half, White snagged a pass across his body and pulled up well behind the arc. GT’s Josh Okogie never had a chance. Facebook Twitter Google+ There’s every reason to believe White’s skills will translate to the next level. He provided evidence in a mid-June workout with Relph when White, albeit without a defender, knocked down 32 NBA-range 3-pointers in a row. Once opponents respect his jump shot, he opens up other facets of his team’s offense.“He’s a guy who comes off the bench and gives you good minutes,” Relph said. “He’s a good locker room guy and he gives you 3s.” Low-risk, high-reward investmentThe counterpoint to the knock on White’s age (he’s almost 24) is his experience, multiple mock drafts cited. He’s played in the Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC, arguably college basketball’s three best conferences, transferred twice and patiently sat out a year. He remained level-headed throughout shooting slumps and never seemed flustered on or off the floor.He showed a savvy approach before the 2016 draft by using his allotted month to gather information and think through his situation before ultimately deciding to return to college. White’s maturity impressed Relph. The trainer compared White’s persona to Los Angeles Lakers forward and fellow client Julius Randle, who sat out his rookie season following a leg injury in his first game.Maturity may not equate to on-court production, but in White, teams know what they’re getting.3-and-D potentialWhite’s skill set paired with his 6-foot-7, 210-pound frame makes him a candidate to become a 3-and-D contributor in a league that’s never shot more 3s and never needed more lengthy wings on defense. The caveat here is that White spent a year playing zone defense and major scouting reports unanimously regard him as an unpolished defender. Offensively, White fits a similar profile as Michael Gbinije did a year ago: An older, skilled player who can fill a role immediately to provide potential value in the late second round.Even if teams must stash White in the G-League, as the Detroit Pistons did Gbinije, they will always need shooting. White told DraftExpress he believes teams already think of him as a specialized 3-and-D player, and that he watched Golden State’s Klay Thompson and San Antonio’s Danny Green to model his game after theirs. He hasn’t fully embraced the tag, but whether or not he develops into a more all-around scorer is irrelevant right now. Teams should draft White for who he is.“If you can shoot it,” Relph said, “you’ve got a chance.”center_img Published on June 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the start time for the NBA Draft was misstated. The draft begins at 7 p.m. EST. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Commentslast_img read more

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14 Aug
2020

Crusader preview: Looks to be a tough evening for Wellington

first_imgFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 10 2 Chi Barton 170 Rose Hill 7 Wellington 6 Friday, Oct. 14 Scott City 165 10 62 away AndaleAndale 50 Andover Central 14Andale 49 Labette County 8Andale 61 Mulvane 52.Roster: Friday, Sept. 23 Manager: Austin Fink 10 home 10 David Matlock Gabe Smith 24 220 Caleb Reichenberger 190 77 4 away Deyton Araujo Friday, Oct. 28 Andale 15 Michael Billington 11 10 11 Head Coach: Zane Aguilar 165 160 El Dorado 34 Wellington 18 10 140 10 3 25 Winfield 42 140 away 11 11 Ian Groom 190 12 165 Conner Burnett Michael Ledbetter Friday, Sept. 30 Eric Kop Caleb Alcorn Cade Phelps W. Collegiate 180 71 home Colton Glover 240 6 68 10 12 72 Friday, Oct. 21 12 Ulysses Assisntant Coaches: Tony Ybarra, Ross Foley, John McComb, 66 79 160 Varsity Football (all games 7 p.m.) Tyler Jimenez 220 Assistant Superintendent: Brad Morris 8 Tyler Murray Spirit Squad: Taylor, McGothlin, Regan Pourner, 51 Rick Phelps, Tim Lira, Nick Wellington, Ryan Elder 150 135 Julian Jimenez 10 11 60 85 11 65 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It could get ugly very quickly tomorrow if you wear Crusader red.Since Wellington pulled off the season opening upset in 2011, Andale has outscored Wellington 234-51 in the four years since. Going into the Andale game from 2012-2015, Wellington was sporting records of 1-4, 4-1, 4-0, and 3-1. After the Andale game, the Wellington teams could muster just one win per season since.Yes, the Indians have had a habit of ruining everything for our Crusaders.This year Wellington is young and have had a tough three weeks including a heart-breaking loss to Rose Hill. The No. 2 ranked Andale team will not be any form of tonic for Wellington’s wounds.Hard to pick your poison with the Indians. They simply take it to you – always have in the past 10 years.In the three games so far this season, the Indians have accumulated 1,572 yards with 1,324 yards on the ground. Tristan Dagenais has accumulated 559 yards already this season. Taylor Richter has 335 yards. Twelve runners have touched the ball sporting Andale black.Then the Indians have passed for 248 yards.In last Friday’s games, Andale outscored Mulvane 62-51 and scored every time it had the ball. It had 564 yards in total offense. Mulvane is pretty good this year.It might not be a stretch to say that Wellington’s football team may have never been as big of underdog going into this game, than they are this week.Wellington-Andale game at a glance:Andale (3-0) at Wellington (0-3) Friday at 7 p.m.Follow the game: Internet: Live twitter blogs on this site, Sumner Newscow. Twitter: Follow us at Cueballnewscow. Radio: Adrian Young and Jamie Cornejo, play-by-play, KLEY, 1130-AM and 100.3-FM. Television: Sumner Cable TV, Channel 5 (audio). Photos and recaps: wellington.cc and Sumner Newscow.Game night weather: Will hover in the 80s with little chance rain. Those storms won’t be here quite yet.Series history: Wellington started this series going 6-1 against Andale. Even that lead didn’t hold up.Andale (7-12) 1981 – Wellington 34 Andale 61982 – Wellington 14 Andale 82000 – Wellington 21 Andale 02001 – Wellington 27 Andale 72002 – Wellington 21 Andale 222002 – Wellington 19 Andale 14 bi-district2003 – Wellington 46 Andale 292006 – Wellington 0 Andale 482007 – Wellington 12 Andale 272008 – Wellington 7 Andale 312008 – Wellington 17 Andale 33 (2nd round, playoff).2009 – Wellington 0 Andale 212009 – Wellington 17 Andale 33 (2nd round, playoff).2010 – Wellington 0 Andale 272011- Wellington 35 Andale 282012 – Wellington 30 Andale 602013 – Wellington 0 Andale 652014 – Wellington 21 Andale 632015 – Wellington 0 Andale 46Game’s significance: Wellington gets to see its first top five team of the season.Injury situation: Lukas Soria is out. Everyone else seem OK.•••••Competing schedules: 10center_img 10 Bailey Etter 185 10 Logan Jones Chase Pfalzgraf 280 150 Friday, Oct. 7 10 Jack Walton Tatum Witham, Tori Winger, Kayla Billington 12 78 10 160 16 220 10 160 190 33 10 10 10 Athletic Director: Luke Smith 130 170 Caleb Fowler Assistant Principal: John Buckendorff Cody Metz 270 Chris Kop Chloe Easterly, Andi Dry, Kelsi Haydon, 215 Dylan Goodman Drake Alcorn WELLINGTON 11 53 21 Mulvane Dylan Ferguson 185 Makenna May, Cassidy Harriger, Lexi Saffell, Trayson Probst 7 10 1 22 61 2016 Wellington Crusader Football 63 Clearwater 43 Wellington 14 Braden Struble Sponsor: Katie Franke 165 12 12 12 220 155 10 Matthew Mason Aaron Schoemann 170 240 11 Principal: Adam Hatifield Superintendent: Dr. Mark Whitener Jason Jeffrey Nic Reyes Joe Ybarra 50 230 De’ Andre Washington 11 54 18 11 180 150 12 Brayden Higgenbotham 190 84 home 180 Braiden Buresh 5 Chance Wilson 70 12 Lukas Soria 12 Close Forgot password? 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down amw · 202 weeks ago I don’t have stats for all the games, but based on the fact that Andale’s player Dagenais, was credited for scoring 5 touchdowns last week against Mulvane (based pm sitv.com report) I would think that one of the keys to Friday night’s game would be containing that player. Report Reply 0 replies · active 202 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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