The San Antonio Spurs guard was invited to play with Team USA Select team. But coaches and staff promoted him to be part of the World Cup team that will competing in China. White received praises from staff and players for his effort to help the training. He playing with and against the best like Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Kuzma and Jayson Tatum.
White quoted Via USA basketball:
It’s going well. Everybody’s getting to know each other off the court, learning what they like to do on the court. It’s been good. Everybody’s joking around the bus and stuff like that. It’s been real good.
After Dejounte Murray went down and suffer an ACL injury. Derrick White did his role as a point guard. Then playing his best in the postseason where they gave Denver Nuggets hell of a run.
White want to be included in the final roster. Then if he can’t be in he will used this to be more productive in the coming NBA season.
I’m here with the some best coachess around the NBA, around basketball, so as much as I can learn and soak up from the coaches, the players, I’ll use it to my advantage; White said.
The Team USA led by Gregg Popovich from the Spurs. They had an exhibition game against the Spain scheduled.