Former CU hoops star Derrick White helps lead Austin Spurs to NBA G League title

Former Colorado Buffaloes basketball star Derrick White helped lead the Austin Spurs to the NBA G League championship.

It was a much quieter finale Tuesday to Derrick White’s season in the NBA G League with the Austin Spurs. Yet chances are the former University of Colorado basketball star is perfectly fine with end result.

Despite a rough shooting night for White, the Spurs posted a 98-76 win against Raptors 905 to sweep the best-of-three championship series in the NBA’s developmental league.

After posting consecutive 35 point games, Tuesday was a struggle for White, as he finished 4-for-18 overall and 1-for-9 at the 3-point arc while posting just nine points. In his previous three playoff games, White averaged 30 points with an overall field goal percentage of .516 (32-for-62) and a 3-point mark of .435 (10-for-23).

Even though it wasn’t a memorable night scoring-wise for White in the clincher, he still contributed five rebounds, six assists, and four steals in 31 minutes.

White as a first-round selection (29th overall) of the San Antonio Spurs in last summer’s NBA draft.

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