CSNwashington.com's coverage leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft will include profiles of prospects as well as their potential fit on the Wizards. Washington currently owns the 19th and 49th selections.
Aaron White, PF, Iowa
6'9" | 220 lbs. | 22 years old
16.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 35.6 3-point%, 31.5 minutes
Mid-to-late second round
Part of Thursday's pre-draft workout session on the Wizards' practice court. ... Selected All-Big Ten First-team during his senior season after ranking top 10 in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage (50.8) and free throw percentage (81.9). Led B10 with 7.3 free throw attempts per game ...Ranked 49th overall prospect by DraftExpress.com. The site also notes that according to Synergy Sports Technology, White ranked sixth - out of 523 D1 players with over 400 possessions last season - in scoring efficiency at 1.151 points per possession.
He said it:
"On the Big Ten: “I think it’s one of the best conferences. The competition level that we played against, the scouting reports and coaches that you go up against, obviously it’s not the NBA, but it might be the next best thing in terms of how to prep yourself for the next level. So I think a lot of stuff that I learned in my four years at Iowa will help me going forward." -- White (via CSNchicago.com)
Fit for the Wizards:
Nobody ever said the Wizards couldn't look to add offensive help for the frontcourt in round two. White's versatility as both scorer and creator plus ability to play either forward spot would boost the second unit. Same for his ability to get up and down the court on fast break opportunities. Getting to the free throw line is a skill and White did that last season better than any of the top 100 prospects. Don't call him a stretch-4 just yet considering his limited number of attempts (21 of 59) last season, but potential on the NBA level appears sincere. The 220-pounder may have issues defensively against some of the games beefier forwards, but the Wizards have Nene and Kris Humphries for such work. DraftExpress: "Though he lacks great strength, length, and defensive potential, White's outstanding offensive efficiency, ability to score without having the ball in his hands constantly, and potential as a shooter should get him plenty of looks in the second round." If the Wizards target wing or backcourt help in the first round, White's game might make him worthy of the 49th overall pick in the 2015 Draft.
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