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Celtics Notebook: Derrick White inducted into high school Hall of Fame

Boston Celtics defensive standout guard Derrick White is being inducted into his high school’s Hall of Fame next week.

White was part of the first graduating class in a new high school built in Parker, Colorado, Legends High School. It wasn’t until his senior year that he stood six-feet tall and then hit six-foot-four by the time he went to college. 

While at Legend, White averaged 17.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.1 steals per game as a senior. He played on the varsity team each of his four years in high school.

Derrick White as a senior in high school, photo by Marcus Mason

White is producing an All-NBA Defensive caliber season this year with Boston. He’s worked extremely hard to get to the NBA after graduating from Legend High in 2012.

He didn’t receive any Division I offers, going the Division II route at University of Colorado- Colorado Springs. White became a two-time All-American in college and went on to be drafted in the first round by the San Antonio Spurs.

Being inducted into his high school’s Hall of Fame must be a special feeling for White, as he began his basketball career in Parker on that court at Legends High. 

This is a great accomplishment for White and great recognition by Legends Athletics to induct White into their Hall of Fame.

They couldn’t have a better inductee than him.

“Just don’t give up. Keep going. Keep working. Enjoy what you do. I love basketball. So, I kept doing it. Good things started happening for me. So, do what you do.”

Derrick White, per Marc J. Spears

Derrick White officially in the Hall of Fame at Legends High School.

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