Celtics Sign Andrew White

On August 17th, the Celtics signed Andrew White according to Mike Waters of syracuse.com. The Boston Globe reported that the deal is partially guaranteed.

White is a shooting guard from Syracuse University. This past season he was the Orange Men’s leading scorer at 18.5 points per game. The most impressive part of White’s game is his 3-point shooting.

When he was with Syracuse he shot 40% from behind the arc.

Recently, he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ Las Vegas Summer League team. In his five appearances, White averaged 7 points per game and shot 50% from three.

White stands at 6 feet and 7 inches with long arms. His combination of size and length make for a good defender. This defense was on full display in Jim Boeheim’s zone. As a guard he was tasked with being solid on the perimeter.

Obviously, 3 and D defenders are in high demand, so maybe White has a shot to make it with the Celtics. DraftExpress’ Julian Applebome seems to believe that White could make it in the NBA.

Although he has some limitations, White could work his way onto an NBA roster thanks to his size and shooting stroke, as the league is hungry for tall, strong-framed wings in his mold.  White is currently averaging 3.4 3-pointers made per 40 minutes and doing so at a 39.1 % clip.  At 67, his size and the elevation he gets on his jump shot provides him with clean looks even in contested situations.  He has shown promise as a shooter coming off screens, but consistency in that aspect of the game is still very much a work in progress for him.

Still, the most likely scenario is that he winds up in the Celtics’ G-League team — the Maine Red Claws.