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A Cool Jack White Story

Duke’s second Australian is happy in Durham.

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DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 05: Duke Blue Devils forward Jack White (41) during the 2nd half of the Duke Blue Devils game versus the St.Francis on December 05, 2017, at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC.
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Jack White doesn’t get as much attention as some of his teammates but that doesn’t mean he’s not enjoying his time at Duke.

On the contrary, he’s enjoying it quite a bit:

“I just wanted to be a part of a program where I could be challenged every day. Against the best guys around the country here in the U.S., playing against the best teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is, in my opinion, the best conference in the country...It was definitely something that was in my head, something that I understood coming in, but for me I just wanted to challenge myself. I know it’s not going to be all sweet and I’m not going to be playing 35 minutes a game, so I wanted to go through some adversity and work out how to handle it and just come out better on the other end.”

That’s a great attitude. He’s also an enthusiastic student. When you add it all up, White is bound to be a great asset for Duke and, like Justin Robinson, is going to continue to improve as he moves through his Duke career.

In the teaser we said that White is Duke’s second Aussie - as far as we can remember. The first?

Kyrie Irving, who was born in Melbourne and considered playing for the Australian National Team before Coach K convinced him to stick with Team USA.

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