30 - Aaron White

6-9, 220 Small Forward/Power Forward
Iowa Senior
09/10/92 (29.9 yrs)
Strongsville, OH
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Robbie Hummel

Strengths: White was a consistent impact player from the moment he stepped on the floor as an Iowa Hawkeye … He’s got NBA level range on his jump shot … Never really forced things at Iowa and usually let the game come to him … His shooting percentages from three and the free throw line improved in each of his seasons at Iowa … Ranked sixth in scoring efficiency as a senior (1.151 points per possession) … Is an above average rebounder … His wingspan (6’11.5") makes it easier for him to be a nuisance on the boards … Is more athletic than he is given credit for (35" maximum vertical jump) … Very springy … Was great in fast break opportunities and often found the right angles and spaces when cutting to the hoop … Handles the ball well enough to beat slower defenders off the dribble … Has great straight line speed when attacking the basket … More than just a shooter, White can score in a variety of ways on offense … Drew a very high number of fouls his senior season … Shot over 80 percent from the foul line as a senior … Smart and capable passer that rarely turned the ball over … Has potential to turn into a great perimeter shooter … Shot 35.6 percent from three as a senior … Uses his length well on defense especially in passing lanes … Was good at getting steals and deflections, often disrupted the passing lanes …

Weaknesses: Not a great defender and may not ever reach average either … Did not take a lot of perimeter shots as he should’ve in college (only 59 as a senior) … Tends to fall asleep defensively … Gets out of position when off the ball at times … Frail build and didn’t really develop his body/strength much during his time at Iowa … Lacks a fluid body. Strange, "hunched" posture … Will be a liability as a post defender … Doesn’t have the body type to battle down low in the paint … Not a great or physical presence inside … Has a bad habit of gambling too often on defense especially for steals … Falls far too often for an opponents pump fakes … Needs to add lower body strength if he wants to be able to post up smaller defenders that most teams will likely use against him … Struggles to finish at the rim through contact or over taller defenders …

Notes: White was not heavily recruited, seen by many as a mid-major prospect … Made First Team All-Big Ten (2015), Third Team All-Big Ten (2014 & 2013), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2012) … Measured in at 6’7.75" without shoes at the combine and 6’8.75" with shoes and weighed 220 pounds at the comibne … Measured 6’9 (in shoes) 222 lbs, with a 6’9.5 wingspan at the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy … Ranked first in games played (140), free throws made (618) and free throw attempts (800) in Iowa history and second in scoring (1,859 points) …

Overall: White showed that he was more than capable of putting the ball in the hoop from any spot on the court over his four years at Iowa. However, he needs to show he can consistently play on the perimeter and sure up his defense before he will be able to find playing time in an NBA rotation. Older for his class, will be 23 in September, so there doesn’t seem to be much more potential to unlock in his game. Most likely a second round pick that will have to use 2015 NBA Summer League play to prove that he belongs in the NBA.

Brandon Jefferson 6/22/15

June 21, 2013