He’s been on an offensive tear for the Celtics, and averaged 25.3 points per game in the week leading up to his Christmas spectacular. It’s pretty much a no-brainer as to why Derrick White has earned VA Hero of the Week.

In the Celtics’ Christmas Day classic against the Lakers, Derrick White grabbed a pretty impressive double-double. With 18 points, 11 assists and two pairs of blocks and steals, D-White dominated the floor for the Celtics.

His performance even drew praise from his teammate Kristaps Porzingis. In his postgame availability, Porzingis laughed and explained, “I didn’t realize how good D-White was. He’s kind of under the radar, but man, he’s special.”

For more information on our VA Hero of the Week, check out the video above, proudly presented by VA New England Healthcare.

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