DJ White: NBA Draft Profile

April 13th, 2008



D.J. White


College: Indiana

Class: Senior

Position: PF

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 251lbs


Accolades: Second Team All-American – AP (08), Second Team All-American – CHN (08), Second Team All-American – USBWA (08), Big Ten Player of the Year – coaches & media (08), First Team All-Big 10 – coaches & media (08), Second Team All-Big 10 (07), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (05), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (05), Honorable Mention All-Big Ten – media (05), Fourth Team Parade All-American – high school (04), Alabama Gatorade State Player of the Year – high school (04), McDonald’s All-American – high school (04).


Scouting Report:  One of the best, most experienced low-post players in the NCAA this past season.  


Strengths:  Strong in the post – knows how to use his big body.  Good back to the basket moves – good baby hook.  Very good rebounder. Good shot blocker.  Long arms.  Very accurate shooter – over 60% his senior year.  Good passer out of the double-team.  Double-double machine.  Great turnaround jumper.  Good face-up J.  Extremely consistent his senior season. 


Weaknesses: Has had past injury issues – missed almost all of sophomore year due to injuries.  Not super athletic or quick.  Doesn’t have very deep range on his jumper – only hit one three pointer in his college career. 


Projected 2008 Draft Range: Late first round – early second round pick.


Consensus:  D.J. White had a superb senior season and should go into the NBA pre-draft camps and workouts on a roll.  He doesn’t have the off-the-charts athleticism, quickness or hops to make him project as a potential NBA superstar, but he should be an effective pro and could be a nice pickup for a team in the second round.


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