San Antonio Spurs: Derrick White gets face scanned for video games

By Maitland Rutledge
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 11: Derrick White
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 11: Derrick White /

The San Antonio Spurs first-round draft pick recently got his faced scanned for upcoming basketball video games.

The NBA season is almost here and so are the latest NBA 2K and NBA Live games. NBA Live 18 drops on Sep. 15 and NBA 2K18 drops on Sep. 19 for consoles. While there will be plenty of familiar faces in the games, new faces are being scanned for all rookies of the 2017 NBA Draft class, including one San Antonio Spurs player.

Spurs’ first-round pick Derrick White met with developers of both games to get his face scanned for them. The Spurs’ Twitter account released this video today:

.@Dwhite921 gets scanned for @NBA2K and @EASPORTSNBA#VideoGamesDay

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) September 12, 2017

White admitted in the video he has been playing NBA 2K against his friends for a long time. He mentioned he always liked creating himself in the My Career mode, but it will be a whole new feeling seeing his character in the games.

A few of the 2017 rookies’ ratings have been released, but White’s has not. Based on how rookies are usually ranked in the games, White will likely be a 70-75 overall.

A few Spurs’ rankings have been revealed for NBA 2K18. Kawhi Leonard comes in at 95 overall, putting him third behind Kevin Durant and LeBron James for the best small forward. LaMarcus Aldridge is the seventh-highest rated power forward in the game at 85.

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With Tony Parker sidelined until January, the Spurs will be expecting their rookie point guard to contribute right away alongside Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills. If White starts the season off well, his overall could increase in both video games.