Spurs fans have come to expect a lot from their youthful acquisitions. Even drafting in the late 20s for the greater part of two decades, player development has taken place though their G/D-League affiliate in Austin. In the same vein, the ever-expanding popularity of NBA Summer League has showcased the Spurs bright stars.
Some may recall Kyle Anderson taking the Summer League MVP a few years back. Last summer, Dejounte Murray demonstrated the skills that secured him the Spurs starting point guard spot just months later.
And now Derrick White has been unleashed. White averaged 23 points per game in the small sample size known as the Utah Summer League. Pair that with his leadership in Austin last season winning the G-League Championship, and it is fair to expect #4 to make his impact on the NBA stage next season.
White was a man among boys in Utah. If you can’t dominate in SL or G-league, there’s no way I can have expectations of you with the big club. Well, Derrick killed it with Austin to end the season, and now he’s laying waste in Summer League. Color me intrigued. pic.twitter.com/CrMaoiOWeW— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) July 7, 2018
Just how far will this talented young man take his game? It has yet to be determined, but don’t be surprised if PATFO pull the plug on White in Vegas and save him for the regular season. As you can tell from the highlights below, he proved all he needed to last week.
Game 1- Spurs vs. Jazz
Game 2- Spurs vs. Hawks
Game 3- Spurs vs. Grizzlies
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