After playing for the Hawks on a two-way contract in 2017/18, small forward Andrew White is headed to Turkey for the upcoming season. Turkish club Afyon Belediye published a tweet that included a White highlight package and welcomed him to the team.
White, 25, went undrafted in Syracuse in 2017 but caught on with the Celtics for training camp. He opened the regular season with the Maine Red Claws in the G League after being released by Boston, and a strong showing for Maine (16.0 PPG on .435/.400/.855 shooting in 24 games) led to a two-way deal with the Hawks.
White appeared in 15 NBA games for Atlanta and 15 more games for the Erie BayHawks – the Hawks’ G League affiliate – after joining his new club. However, the Hawks decided to go in another direction with their two-way contract slots this offseason and didn’t tender White a qualifying offer in June, making him an unrestricted free agent.
White is one of several former NBA players set to play in Turkey in 2018/19. Joffrey Lauvergne, Nigel Hayes, Shane Larkin, Markel Brown, and Jeff Withey are among the others who have reached deals with Turkish clubs this summer.