Basketballghana.com can report Point Guard Derrick White has signed a four year, $73 million contract extension with San Antonio Spurs.
The contract extension was announced earlier today via American media outlet ESPN ahead of the commencement of the 2020-2021 NBA season.
White played with Ghana Center Amida Brimah during the 2017-2018 season for Spurs affiliate team in the NBA Gatorade League (G-League) Austin Spurs.
Brimah and White combined to lead Spurs to the G League title in their first season together with the Ghanaian international being named to the All Defensive Team.
It has been a rapid rise for White who represented United States of America at the 2019 Basketball World Cup; USA exited at the quarterfinal stage.
Brimah’s career suffered yet another setback after tearing his ACL prior to the start of the 2019-2020 season as he recently got waived by Indiana Pacers and is likely to play for Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the G League.
White is expected to pair with Dejounte Murray in San Antonio’s backcourt in the starting lineup.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter