Jo Jo White

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Basketball player
Jo Jo White
Joseph "Jo-Jo" White, 2008.jpg
Player information
Full name Joseph Henry White
birthday November 16, 1946
place of birth St. Louis , Missouri , USA
date of death January 16, 2018 at the age of 71
Place of death Boston , Massachusetts , USA
size 191 cm
Weight 89 kg
position Point guard
college University of Kansas
NBA draft 1969 , 9th Pick, Boston Celtics
Clubs as active
1969–1979 Boston Celtics 1979–1980 Golden State Warriors 1980–1981 Kansas City KingsUnited StatesUnited States
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Joseph Henry "Jo Jo" White (born November 16, 1946 in St. Louis , Missouri - † January 16, 2018 in Boston , Massachusetts ) was an American basketball player.

life and career

During his five-year study at the University of Kansas , where he played for the Jayhawks basketball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), he competed with the United States national team at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and won an undefeated gold medal.

He then signed up for the 1969 NBA draft . The Boston Celtics voted him ninth in the first round. The following ten years he played in Boston and was able to win the NBA title with the team in 1974 and 1976, where he was also elected Finals MVP in 1976 . From 1971 to 1977 he was appointed to the All-Star Team seven times in a row .

On January 30, 1979, he was transferred to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a first round pick . On September 10, 1980, White was sold to the Kansas City Kings , where he ended his career in 1981. In a total of 837 regular season games, he achieved an average of 17.2 points, 4.9 assists and 4 rebounds .

On April 9, 1982, the Boston Celtics excluded jersey number 10 in honor of White from re-allocation. In 2015 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame .

See also

Web links

Individual proof

  1. Chris Forsberg: Jo Jo White, Celtics great and NBA Hall of Famer, dies at 71. On: ESPN website; Burbank, CA, January 16, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018 (in English).
  2. ^ The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: Jo Jo White. In: Retrieved May 25, 2020 (English).