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.
White shares an agent with current and former Celtics Kadeem Allen and Jordan Mickey, which may have helped familiarity with signing in BOS. https://t.co/09Rj4F9lbE
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.