Andrew White III had a fantastic year after transferring to Syracuse University for his final year of NCAA eligibility. Before Syracuse, White III spent time at the University of Kansas and the University of Nebraska. White III led Syracuse in scoring, and set the school record for 3-pointers in a season while shooting 40% from deep.
White III was seen as a potential second-round pick in the 2017 NBA draft, but draft day came and went without White III not hearing his name called. Shortly after White III signed to a summer league contract to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Vegas Summer League. White will be on a team with Kay Felder and Edy Tavares who played with the Cavaliers last year.
White III brings an incredible ability to knock down the deep ball, and ball handling from a 6’6” guard. White III is an exact opposite of Kay Felder, who is a short 5’9” slasher. White III size and shooting ability fits the way the game is going, and is exactly what the Cavaliers need to compete with Stephen Curry’s Warriors.
White III will be competing for a spot on the Cavaliers bench with veterans Deron Williams, JR Smith, Dahntay Jones, Iman Shumpert, and Kay Felder. Dahntay Jones only played one game in the regular season, so he does not plan to be player in the Cavaliers future plans. Deron Williams is a former all star who seems to be on his way out of the league and will most likely not be on the team next year also. JR Smith started at shooting guard last year and is a very streaky shooter that fits well with LeBron James’ slash and pass ability. Iman Shumpert is the typical 3 and D style wing off the bench. Kay Felder is a young, short slasher of a point guard.
White III brings a unique skill set to Cleveland which may land him a spot on the Cavaliers roster and put him in their daily rotation. White III at 6’6” has the handles to bring the ball up and run the offense like a point guard, or can play off the ball as a catch and shoot wing. White III has the length and athleticism to be a very good on ball defender of positions 1, 2, or the 3. Andrew White III brings a skill set very fitting of where the NBA is heading, and has a good possibility of landing with the Cavaliers for a run at the NBA finals.