White Earns Third Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Athlete of the Week Award

By Jared Verner published January 22, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the third straight week, Derrick White of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team is the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Athletic of the Week for Jan. 13-19. He averaged 23 points in two games last weekend.

White came within two assists of a triple-double against Colorado Christian with 28 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. It was the second double-double of his career, and was helped by a 14-15 performance at the free throw line. White is fourth in UCCS career records for free throws made and is fifth in the conference at the midway point of the season with 19.2 points per game.

White is the only student-athlete in the RMAC ranked in the top five for scoring, blocked shots and assists. He has helped lead the Mountain Lions to a fifth-place standing in the conference with half of the schedule left to play.

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is the largest and most comprehensive orthopedic group in Southern Colorado. Its 24 board-certified and -eligible physicians subspecialize in the treatment of sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, back and neck, hip and knee, joint replacements, trauma care, and arthritis. With over 500 years of combined orthopedic experience, the surgeons at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group are dedicated to providing state-of-the art, individualized and exceptional healthcare to all of its patients.

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