Celtics sign former Syracuse F Andrew White to one-year deal

The Boston Celtics have signed former Syracuse forward Andrew White to a one-year deal.

White, an undrafted free agent, agreed to a partially guaranteed deal. The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reported that White is likely headed to the Maine Red Claws of the newly rebranded G-League once the season begins.

The C's have 16 players with guaranteed contracts coming into training camp in a few weeks. Therefore, White, who turned 24 in June, will have a tough time making Boston's 15-man roster on opening night in October.

Part of what connected White to the Celtics could have been his agent, Adie von Gontard, who also represents Jordan Mickey and Kadeem Allen.

The 6-foot-7, 210 lb White began his college career at Kansas, where he spent two seasons near the back of the bench, averaging just over two points per game in limited playing time. He transferred to Nebraska and played the 2015-16 season in which he began to fulfill his potential. He put up 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Cornhuskers while shooting 41.2 percent from three-point range. He declared for the 2016 draft but withdrew after testing the waters.

The Richmond, Va. native spent the 2016-17 season as a graduate transfer for Syracuse. He led the Orange with 18.5 points per contest and made 40.3 percent from beyond the arc while improving his free-throw percentage to 83.7, a career-best. He broke Gerry McNamara's school record for made threes in one season with 112.

White put up seven points a night over five games for the Cleveland Cavaliers during Summer League. He went 7-for-14 from three, including a clutch jumper to force overtime against the Raptors.

Going into the 2017 draft, Draft Express saw White as a potential 3-and-D player at the next level. While he has the size to be a solid defensive wing, he'll need to improve on that end to make an NBA roster.

If you want to see some of White's scoring prowess, check out the highlights here of his 40-point game against Georgia Tech from March.

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