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D.J. White
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Oklahoma City Thunder  – No. 3
Forward
Born August 31, 1986 (1986-08-31) (age 23)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 251 lb (114 kg)
League NBA
Salary $1,036,440
High school Hillcrest High School
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
College Indiana
Draft 1st round, 29th overall, 2008
Detroit Pistons
Pro career 2008–present
Awards Big Ten Player of the Year (2008)
Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2005)
Freshman All-American (2005)
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Dewayne "D.J." White, Jr. (born August 31, 1986(1986-08-31)) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. His primary position is power forward but he also plays at center. He was selected with the 29th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons but his rights were traded to the Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City). He signed with Oklahoma City on July 5, 2008 along with Russell Westbrook.

White is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and attended Hillcrest High School.

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College career

During his freshman season with the Indiana Hoosiers, White led all freshmen in the Big Ten Conference in scoring.[1] He was named by Rivals.com as a Freshman All-American, and was named a 5-star recruit by Scout.com. He was also selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In 2008 he was named Big Ten Player of the Year and to the First Team All-Big Ten.[2] He was also named Second Team All-American in 2008.[3]

Professional career

White was drafted with the 29th pick of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons and traded the same day to the Seattle Supersonics, who were relocating to Oklahoma City.[4] White's rookie season was delayed when he had to undergo surgery on his jaw to remove a benign growth, causing him to miss the first five months of the season. He finally made his professional debut for the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League on March 18, 2009.[5] After six games with Tulsa, White made his NBA debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 5, 2009 against the Indiana Pacers.[6] During his rookie season, White played in 7 games for the Thunder and averaged 8.9 points and 4.6 rebounds.[7]

In the 2009-10 season, White appeared in eight games with Oklahoma City, averaging 4.8 points and 1.9 rebounds, before requiring surgery in January to repair a fractured thumb. After recovering, White was assigned to the Tulsa 66ers on March 4, 2010.[8] He was recalled just five days later on March 9 after averaging 23 points and 11 rebounds in four starts for Tulsa.[9]

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