DERRICK WHITE

BIRTHDATE: 7/21/94

POSITION: Point Guard

HEIGHT: 6'5"

WEIGHT: 200 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Colorado

CLASS: Senior

Derrick White already has a great pre draft story. He's gone from overlooked D2 star to potential NBA prospect. He's a very good shooter and can score at all 3 levels. White plays the PG position under control and is very good at changing speeds. He's sneaky athletic, too. He's got a lightning quick release. 

 

He's definitely going to get the "deceptively quick" label which means he's not going to wow you with his in game athleticism, though he will dunk occasionally. He's listed at 200 lbs but he's built like Kevin Martin. With his slight frame and average athleticism, he might struggle to finish in traffic. He's already 22 so he might have limited upside. How good of a playmaker is he?

 

POSITIVES:

Very good shooter

Plays under control

Crafty/ changes speeds

Scores at 3 levels

Good size at 6-5

Quick release 

Sneaky athletic with a head of steam

 

AREAS OF CONCERN: 

Not very quick 

Slight frame

Plays well below the rim in traffic 

Better spot up shooter than off of the dribble 

Older (almost 23)

 

 

 

JAMES BARLOWE - MAY 1, 2017