PARKER, Colo. (KDVR) — Denver-area native Derrick White returned home to his alma mater, Legend High School. 

He became the first inductee into the school’s athletics hall of fame.

FOX31’s Joshua Short spoke to White ahead of the ceremony Friday night, in a follow-up to a story posted earlier this week.

“I’m looking forward to tonight and just to be around the team and kind of get back in this Legend culture,” White told Short, prior to signing autographs and speaking with fans before the induction. “I have a lot of great memories on this court.” 

A former legend and one in the making of course. The NBA star returned to his alma mater Friday, more than 10 years after he last scored here. 

“I was at Derrick’s NBA Draft party,” Braxton Simington said.

He’s a fan and the son of the school’s athletic director, Dan Simington.

“I was about 5 or 6 years old I’m pretty sure,” he added.

White’s advice to those young, aspiring stars in attendance included preparation.  

“Just be ready for your opportunity,” he said, adding, “stay grinding and be a nice person.”

Before Friday’s game, there was an autograph session and a hall of fame induction ceremony. It was filled with a grainy mixtape of highlight videos, a clear tribute from his playing days here at the Coliseum and in Colorado.