Aussie standout Jack White commits to Duke

Duke added its fifth pledge of its 2016 recruiting class on Thursday with the addition of Australian forward Jack White.

2016 Australian wing Jack White verbally committed to Mike Krzyzewski and Duke late Thursday evening, he told Scout.

“It’s just a very prestigious program,” White told Scout. “A lot of great players have gone there. I think it’ll be a great challenge for myself. I enjoyed the visit and it seemed like the right place for me.”

White, who attends Australian Institute of Sport, officially visited Duke this past weekend. He also took an official visit to Boise State.

“I think I have a really good relationship with all the coaches,” he said about the Duke staff. “They are all great, especially Jon [Scheyer]. I’ve talked to him the most. He’s a great guy and coach. He’s been honest with me and it’s been good to communicate with him and Coach K.”

“I’m really excited,” White added. “He’s the best coach in college basketball and maybe the best coach in the world. It’s a great honor to be able to play for them.”

A 6-foot-7, 220-pound wing, White played in the U19 World Championships with Australia this past summer. Through seven games White averaged 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds.

“I think I can bring a lot of versatility,” White said. “I shoot the ball pretty well. I can defend multiple positions, rebound and push the ball in transition. I can contribute in a lot of different ways. I’m just versatile and can just do a lot of different things.”

White joins Scout’s No. 2 ranked recruiting class that also includes five-star prospects Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson, as well as top 40 recruit and four-star power forward Javin DeLaurier.

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