Now he is making news for all the wrong reasons.
TMZ is reporting that the 22 year old is under investigation for a domestic violence incident involving his then-girlfriend in Houston. The incident allegedly took place back in June and it is currently being reviewed by law enforcement after his ex-girlfriend changed her story from an "accidental fall" to domestic abuse.
White, 22, has yet to appear in a NBA game due to his anxiety disorder that includes a fear of flying. He appeared in 16 games in the NBA Developmental League averaging 11.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. He is a big man who can really move the ball and has the ability to get to the free throw line. It is unclear how the 76ers plan to use him but his contract expires at the end of the year.
Last week I wrote: "His impact in Houston, despite not playing a game for the Rockets, will be felt for years to come" referring to his mental health clinic but that might now be true for his other actions as well. His off-the-court issues are no secret but this appears to be the first time since he was drafted that he has been in trouble with the law.
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