Former Play Overseas athlete, DeWan White has never given up throughout his basketball journey and recently signed his first professional contract.
We are very proud to see that our Class of 2018’s, DeWan White has just signed his first professional contract to play basketball in El Salvador. We take a look back at his journey, from his early college career to his professional debut.
University of Missouri, St. Louis
DeWan started his journey at Kennedy-King College, before transferring to the University of Missouri, St. Louis where he spent two successful years as a Triton.
After tearing his ACL on his Senior Day, DeWan was rehabbing his knee when we reached out to him and explained our service.
By playing another season of basketball, he would be able to resurrect his basketball career while furthering his education at the same time.
Above: Dewan graduated from UMSL in 2018.
A Masters Degree in England
After applying to the Play Overseas website, we were able to present DeWan with a number of playing opportunities and connected him with coaches at universities across the U.K. DeWan arrived in England in September 2018, to study his masters in Sports Management at Bournemouth University.
Whilst at BU, he DeWan averaged 24 points and 13 rebounds, helping his team to an undefeated regular season (10-0) and winning the Southern Region Conference Championship along the way.
|We had the pleasure of visiting DeWan on campus at Bournemouth University, to ask him about his experience as an International student and playing overseas.You can hear his thoughts on working with Play Overseas, living abroad, level of competition and travelling around Europe here.|
Signing His First Professional Contract
Since returning home to America, DeWan recently signed his first professional contract for Nejapa, a team competing in the Liga Superior in El Salvador.
He has made an instant impact to the team, scoring 42 points on his professional debut and is currently averaging 36 points and 16 rebounds per game.
We could not be more proud of DeWan and all of our athletes who are pursuing their dreams, both in and out of the classroom.
Above: DeWan with the match ball after scoring 42 points on his professional debut.
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