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White red-hot for Orange

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Kansas guard Andrew White III (3) launches a three-point attempt during the Jayhawks' win against Louisiana-Monroe, Friday, November, 8, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Andrew White III (3) launches a three-point attempt during the Jayhawks' win against Louisiana-Monroe, Friday, November, 8, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Mike Yoder

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim has been putting a premium on having a deadly long-range shooter, even if he has to hide his lateral quickness shortcomings in the coach’s trademark 2-3 zone, for so long that he has coached fathers and sons who could fill it up.

Howard Triche was a floor-spreader for the Orange long before his son Brandon Triche played a similar role. Leo Rautins and som Andy Rautins also starred at Syracuse.

Matt Roe, Preston Shumpert, Gerry McNamara and Eric Devendorf are other Boeheim zone-busters who easily come to mind.

Former Kansas and Nebraska sharp-shooter Andrew White III is thriving in that role for Syracuse unranked Orange (10-6), which at this point projects as sitting on the wrong side of the NCAA tournament bubble.

Boeheim is so happy with how White fits the shooter role that the forward has played 118 of 120 minutes in three ACC games. White’s averaging 21.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in ACC play.

He has been something of an X factor for Syracuse in that the team is 5-1 in games White makes at least half of his 3-pointers and 5-5 when he misses more than he makes.

White leads the Orange with 16.1 points per game and has a .398 3-point percentage.

White left Kansas roughly seven months before fellow 3-point marksman Conner Frankamp, who has not enjoyed as much success at Wichita State.

Frankamp is averaging 6.4 points, shooting .348 from 3-point range and playing 21 minutes per game. KU (14-1) isn’t lacking for 3-point shooters. The Jayhawks rank sixth in the nation with and are hitting 42 percent from long range.

Comments

Jay Scott 1 month, 1 week ago

White can score. He's an awful defender and almost incapable of passing the ball once he has it. That said, his dad is his biggest challenge. Daddy is sure AW is MJ.

Kent Richardson 1 month, 1 week ago

No need to be for the Crimson and Blue to be Green if White is Red hot for Orange.

Suzi Marshall 1 month, 1 week ago

It's more like Frankamp's dad believing Connor is the next MJ than White's.

White, in my opinion, is a real gentleman. With nobody around, I was walking across the street from the KU Union parking lot and noticed AWIII approaching from down Jayhawk Blvd. An older woman with her daughter were approaching from the opposite way. AWIII hustled up to reach the door to open it for those two and held it for me. All he did was smile and say 'you're welcome to both of us.'

Frankamp, IMO, is probably the worst recruit Self ever had, especially knowing some of the back story what he cost us, i.e. losing Smart and Forte.

Jay Scott 1 month, 1 week ago

Do a little research on White. One of the Nebraska writers did a great story on meeting AW2. Among his interesting ideas was that he thought the Huskers should help him with the cost of hiring a PR firm to promote Andrew....

Joe Joseph 1 month, 1 week ago

I'm happy that Andrew White III has found success.

I'm even happier that Syracuse is awful this year.

Mike Greer 1 month, 1 week ago

For some reason, when I ponder the ones we should have won, the loss to Syracuse seems to sting just a little more. Maybe because that was Roy's last shot at a NC with KU.

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 1 month, 1 week ago

Glad to see AWIII having success. Once a Jayhawk, always a Jayhawk!

Kevin Boone 1 month, 1 week ago

Frankamp's dad might need to transfer him to Pitt St.

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