PostmanR talks about D.J. White

  • 06/24/2008 11:27 am in

Bullets Forever, a Washington Wizards blog, had some questions about our man D.J. White and PostmanR had the answers. Here is a sampling:

The Wizards have some experience with Hoosiers, drafting Jared Jeffries in 2003 and Calbert Cheaney in 1993. Where does DJ fall on the list of Indiana greats in relation to Jeffries and Cheaney?

ITH: Tough to say. If you go by statistics, Cheaney is the all-time leading scorer at both IU and in the Big Ten. He played on some fantastic teams in the early 90s as well. Jeffries doesn’t have the numbers Cheaney does, but he only played two years before going pro. I think White’s legacy at IU is a strong one regardless of where he matches up with those two.. He had to endure, not one, but two coaching changes during his tenure. No one deserves that. Even after fellow Alabama native Mike Davis got peaced, he stayed loyal to IU. And last year, when IU was firing on all cylinders and looked poised to make a deep run in the tournament until the Sampson debacle came crashing down and effectively killed the season, White stayed strong and played well. Not the same could be said for everyone on the squad.

He was fiercely loyal in times of adversity. Indiana basketball fans love him for that.

You can read the entire Q & A here.

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  • JerryCT

    Alot of players were good and liked by fans ie Downing, Buckner, Wilkerson, Henderson, Anderson, Kitchel, Guyton etc but only a few can capture the love of fans . In White's case it is his ability to persevere and fight through adversity that made us love him ……… not so much the quantity of his points

  • Raymond219

    DJ was the one constant for Indiana Basketball throughout my, and all the others who graduated this year, four years in Bloomington and I think because of that alone he already has a special place in history for a lot of us. We saw coaches and players come, transfer, leave early, get fired, get hired, cause disgrace and through all of it DJ was the epitome of class.

    He was the heart and soul of a team throughout arguably the darkest chapter in the program's history and gave us something positive to watch and enjoy. We saw him develop in leaps and bounds every year because of his hard work. This kid wasn't one of the ultimate top recruits when he came to IU but he graduated as one of the best, and toughest, players in the country throughout all the garbage he was forced to endure.

    If that isn't a true Indiana basketball story and a true Indiana Basketball player…I don't know what is.

  • hoosierfan27

    Eric Gordon was just on Jim Rome is Burning. I just wish one time he would say KS fu***d us over badly. Pretty good interview, but the funniest question was when Rome asked, “How do your old teammates feel about playing for coach Crean”. Who was he asking about Fink and Taber? Do your research before your interview Jim.

  • JerryCT

    Alot of players were good and liked by fans ie Downing, Buckner, Wilkerson, Henderson, Anderson, Kitchel, Guyton etc but only a few can capture the love of fans . In White's case it is his ability to persevere and fight through adversity that made us love him ……… not so much the quantity of his points

  • Raymond219

    DJ was the one constant for Indiana Basketball throughout my, and all the others who graduated this year, four years in Bloomington and I think because of that alone he already has a special place in history for a lot of us. We saw coaches and players come, transfer, leave early, get fired, get hired, cause disgrace and through all of it DJ was the epitome of class.

    He was the heart and soul of a team throughout arguably the darkest chapter in the program's history and gave us something positive to watch and enjoy. We saw him develop in leaps and bounds every year because of his hard work. This kid wasn't one of the ultimate top recruits when he came to IU but he graduated as one of the best, and toughest, players in the country throughout all the garbage he was forced to endure.

    If that isn't a true Indiana basketball story and a true Indiana Basketball player…I don't know what is.

  • hoosierfan27

    Eric Gordon was just on Jim Rome is Burning. I just wish one time he would say KS fu***d us over badly. Pretty good interview, but the funniest question was when Rome asked, “How do your old teammates feel about playing for coach Crean”. Who was he asking about Fink and Taber? Do your research before your interview Jim.