Willie White (basketball)

Willie White
Personal information
Born (1962-08-20) August 20, 1962
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Carver (Memphis, Tennessee)
College Chattanooga (1980–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Position Guard
Number 10
Career history
19841986 Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Willie White (born August 20, 1962) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Willie attended University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). In his freshman season, Willie averaged 11.8 points per game. UTC also won the Southern Conference championship and made their first NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament appearance. In Willie's sophomore season at UTC, he averaged 15.8 points per game, leading UTC to a second consecutive Southern Conference championship. Willie averaged 18.4 points per game his junior season, also leading UTC to a third straight Southern Conference championship. This was good enough for Willie to be named the Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year. He averaged 18 points a game his senior season, but lost in the Southern Conference Championship game in double overtime to Marshall.[1] White was invited to the U.S. Olympic team trials in Bloomington, Ind., in 1984. Willie was drafted with eighteenth pick in the second round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. In Willie's two seasons with the Nuggets, he averaged 3.7 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist per game.[2]


  1. Tanner, Jim. "White Backed up Big Talk for UTC". University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Official Athletics site. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  2. "Willie White NBA statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
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