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Injury slows Derrick White down the stretch in NBA Summer League

  • A hamstring injury derailed the hot start put together by...

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    A hamstring injury derailed the hot start put together by former Colorado star Derrick White for San Antonio in the NBA Summer League.

  • Former CU basketball star George King (left) earned his first...

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    Former CU basketball star George King (left) earned his first pro experience by appearing in five games for Phoenix in the NBA Summer League.

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An injury prevented Derrick White from completing what was shaping up to be a spectacular run through the NBA Summer League.

Nevertheless, it was a solid showing for the three former Colorado standouts who competed in the league’s annual summer showcase — White, George King, and Askia Booker.

White was averaged 22 points through the first four games for San Antonio before suffering a hamstring injury on July 8 that kept him sidelined for the Spurs’ final three games. Overall, the 2017 first-round pick shot .427 (32-for-75) with a .344 mark (11-for-32) on 3-pointers. White went 17-for-25 at the free throw line (.680), and in his four full games he averaged 6.5 assists and 6.3 rebounds.

White’s injury prevented a matchup with King’s Phoenix Suns, though King did get to enjoy a one-on-one matchup with Booker. Booker outscored King 11-9 in that battle on Thursday, though King finished his first experience as a pro by averaging 3.6 points and nine minutes in five games. King shot .533 overall (8-for-15) and went 2-for-5 on 3-pointers. A second-round pick of Phoenix in the NBA Draft last month, King posted five rebounds in seven minutes on July 7 against Sacramento.

Booker was signed by Philadelphia for the Summer League and appeared in five games, averaging 8.8 points. He shot .362 overall (17-for-47) and went 8-for-24 on 3-pointers.

Pat Rooney: rooneyp@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/prooney07

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