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Derrick White had a career night, becoming the first player to have a 35-5-5 playoff game in his first or second NBA season since Dwyane Wade. White also became the second player from the 2017 draft to score 30 points or more in a playoff game. Not bad for being selected 29th overall in a talented draft class.
#1 Markelle Fultz
#2 Lonzo Ball
#3 Jayson Tatum
#29 Derrick White
White finished High School in 2011 with zero Division 1 offers. He accepted a partial scholarship to Division 2 UC-Colorado Springs. During his time with Colorado Springs, White became a 3x Division 2 All-American. After three seasons, White transferred to the University of Colorado where he averaged 18 points, four rebounds, and four assists. This is a true testament that hard work pays off!