Posted: February 19, 2013 by MissLane8 in IU Mens Basketball
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Photo Courtesy of USA Today

Photo Courtesy of USA Today

Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2005 and Big Ten Player of the Year in 2008, D.J. White is still scratchin’ out tunes today. White’s basketball journey has been anything but normal.

From team city transfers and trades, to surgery and yo-yoing between leagues, D.J. White’s remixed professional career currently has him sick moves in Shanghai, China.

White’s interesting NBA career started when he was traded the very day he was drafted for the first time. The Detroit Pistons gave up White to the Seattle SuperSonics who were in the process of relocating to Oklahoma City. Yepp, he practiced under three different team names without even playing a game.

Yet, his professional debut wasn’t with any of those teams. Because of taking time off for jaw surgery, White played with the Tulsa 66ers, an NBA D-league team, for his first few games. He bounced back and forth between the 66ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder several times based on his performance.

Finally securing his spot on the Thunder’s roster for the 2010-11 season, White’s path skipped a beat again when he was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in February of 2011. Just finishing the season in North Carolina, White signed with the Shanghai Sharks.

Although, a good performance in China could have him back in the NBA as soon as this season. He’s eligible for playoff appearances once the Chinese Basketball Association’s season is over in March.


Look out for D.J. in the summer of 2013, his contract with the Sharks will be up and a return to the NBA is likely.


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