D.J. White named Big Ten Player of the Week

Just released from the Big Ten:

D.J. White, Indiana

Sr., F, Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest

White used a 57.8 shooting percentage and back-to-back double-doubles to help lead the Hoosiers to wins over Georgia Tech and No. 22 Southern Illinois last week. Against the Yellow Jackets, White scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds while adding three blocks and two steals. The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native had 10 points, 12 boards and three blocks in the road win over the Salukis. For the week, White averaged 14 points, 13 caroms and 1.5 blocks. This is the second weekly accolade of his career and first this season. White’s first honor came on Jan. 22, 2007.


  1. For the week, White averaged 14 points, 13 caroms and 1.5 blocks.

    Ok, I have followed College basketball for YEARS. I have always felt fairly versed on reading box scores and stats. Can someone please tell me what a “carom” is, and how you go about getting 13 of them in two games?


  2. carom = rebound

    note: if he had 3 blocks in each game then he averaged 3 blocks for the week.

  3. Mike K. – I was trying to be sarcastic. The word carom is usually a billard term. I have never heard it used for basketball.

    P.S. – I understand how averages work, again I was trying to be sarcastic. Guess it didn’t work. Oh well. 🙂

  4. I agree with you Mike P, who calls a rebound a carom?

    Probably a writer who wishes he could be more creative that is stuck writing press releases for the Big Ten.

  5. MIke P: Whatever. Your sarcasm wasn’t clear from your post. The note about average blocks was directed at the original post which mentioned 3 blocks per game.

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