Former Syracuse basketball star Andrew White is making his way for another blue and orange squad in the NBA’s G League. We have all the updates.
Former Syracuse basketball standout, Andrew White, was back in the local news this week as his brother suited up for Wake Forest to take on the ‘Cuse. His brother Andrien White started and finished with nine points in 21 minutes. Andrew was interviewed by Syracuse.com before the game about his brothers play and gave some advice to ‘Cuse to let his brother get off shots.
“At the end of the day, though, we’re both shooters. So I definitely need Buddy and Joe Girard and Elijah and them guys to let him get 10 or 12 3s off. Make sure you note that down so that word gets over there. … I’ve just got to emphasize that the scouting report is, please, to let my brother get off 12 3s. You make sure to tag Joe and Buddy in that and tell them I said it.”
Andrew White’s alma mater got the better of Andrien and bested the Deamon Deacons by two in the final seconds of the game. While Andrien’s college journey is concluding, his brother, Andrew is still in the beginning stretch of his professional career. Let’s take a look at what he did for the Orange and beyond.
Before ending up at ‘Cuse, White spent his first three collegiate seasons in other places. He started with Kansas in his first two years, where he was a bench player.
Once White decided to transfer, he was forced to sit out a season.
Then he ended up in the Big Ten with Nebraska. For the Cornhuskers, he became a full-fledged starter averaging almost 17 points in under 30 minutes. But for his senior season, he came to Syracuse, where he played his best basketball.
In his senior season for the Orange, he started every game and played nearly 38 minutes per game and averaged 19 points while shooting 40 percent beyond the arc.
After leaving Syracuse in 2017, White went undrafted. In his first season, he made 15 relief appearances for the Atlanta Hawks. But mostly he has resided in the NBA G League.
This season White plays for the Westchester Knicks and is the team’s starting small forward. Let’s take a look at his success through 34 games this season.
Andrew White 2019-2020 average stats, per basketball-reference:
- 31.5 minutes played
- 12.4 points
- 4.4 rebounds
- 44.5% from the field
- 39.8% from three
The Westchester Knicks are currently in 10th place in the East out of 15 teams. The team is 16-18 but is an even 500 in their last 10 games.
White is a crucial piece to the Knicks team due to his effective scoring. He hasn’t seen an NBA floor in over two years, but that doesn’t mean his NBA dreams are in the rearview mirror.
If he can continue to start and make an impact, then his phone might start ringing with NBA offers. For fans hoping to catch Andrew White in action, Westchester’s next game is this Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.