Photo feature: Derrick White returns to campus

Community members packed Gallogly Events Center in celebration of Derrick White’s jersey retirement Feb. 17. White is the first UCCS student-athlete drafted by the NBA and the highest-drafted player in RMAC history. He was the No. 29 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, selected by the San Antonio Spurs. Fans gathered around White as he signed autographs before the ceremony.

The crowd applauds after the jersey presentation for Derrick White in the Gallogly Events Center.
Derrick White is greeted a center court by Jeff Culver, head coach, men’s basketball, and Nathan Gibson, executive director, athletics.

Derrick White poses for a photo with members of the UCCS Leadership Team during halftime. From left to right: Tom Christensen, provost and executive vice chancellor, academic affairs; Venkat Reddy, chancellor; Sentwali Bakari, vice chancellor, student success.
Derrick White signs a young fan’s jersey during the pregame autograph signing in Berger Hall.
Derrick White reveals the banner with his number during the pregame ceremony in the Gallogly Events Center before the game against MSU Denver. The Mountain Lions defeated the Roadrunners 88-81.

— Photos by Isaiah Downing

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