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2 - Coby White

North Carolina 

  • Birthday: 2/16/00
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-5
  • Wt: 185
  • Hometown: Wilson, NC
  • High School: Greenfield
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2019
Mock:  5

NBA Comparison: Gilbert Arenas

Strengths: Lighting quick 6’5’’, 185-pound combo guard … Aggressive scoring mentality but also unselfish passer of the ball… Shifty player with an excellent first step that allows him to blow by defenders … Versatile scorer. Can score anywhere on the floor, either getting his own shot off the dribble or catch and shoot situations ... Has a quick and accurate release … Adjusts his body midair on challenging layups … Great job at creating space for his shot … Can score from all three levels … Gets defenders off balance because of his quick stop/start ability … can get his shot off against top perimeter defenders ... Has offensive versatility because of his ability to play on or off the ball … A lot of upside left to develop, having just finished his freshman year … Solid three-point shooter (35.3% in his freshman season at North Carolina) and his range that extends out to the NBA 3-pt line … solid mid-range game with a nice pull-up jumper and floater ... Is a scoring threat from anywhere in the half court … Has the ability to score in bunches and go off on any given night … Scored 33 or more points in three games with the Tar Heels ... Impressive lateral quickness … Good ball handler and facilitator, averaging 4.1 assists per game … Creates offense for himself and scores at the rim with his right or left hand … Drives aggressively to the hoop, drawing contact ...Can finish at or above the rim with either hand and regularly finishes difficult layups ... Great at penetrating and drawing fouls to get to the foul line … Shot 3.7 free throws per game … Confident shooter ... Brings a competitive energy on the defensive end … Does a great job at finding his teammates in transition …Stays in front of opponents well and plays with active hands… Averaged 16.1 points and 1.1 steals per game at North Carolina … Excellent free throw shooter (80%) ... Moves well without the basketball ...

Weaknesses: His quickness can be both a blessing and a curse … More effective as a scorer than a playmaker ... Needs to improve as a decision maker and passer … Good athlete but does not have a physical frame that stands out … Can improve overall as a playmaker ... Can get out of control… Must cut down on turnovers with 2.7 per game in his freshman season … Good athlete but not an incredibly explosive leaper ... His low release point makes it challenging to get his shot off over tall defenders … Not a great rebounder … Sometimes passes up open teammates for a forced shot of his own ... Can improve field goal percentage from 42 percent for his freshman year at UNC … Tends to throw inaccurate passes when he is moving at a faster rate than the play is developing at … Overall strength can improve … Finishing athletically at the rim will be tougher at the next level …

Outlook: After an impressive freshman campaign, Coby White has the potential to be a star in the NBA … Has a natural score-first mentality that will translate well at the next level … Projected to be a lottery round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft … North Carolina freshman … Played major role in leading Tar Heels to the Sweet 16 … averaged over 16 points per game as a freshman …

Kailey Jackson / David Green 4/3/19

Strengths: 6’5 scoring guard … Provides a scoring mentality and scores in bunches. Can score from all three levels ... A scoring threat from anywhere within the half court and has range out to the NBA three-point line. Scores at the rim with either hand at various angles. Adjusts his body well in the air on difficult layups. Good midrange game with a pull up and floater … Squares up quickly ... Shoots well off the dribble or catch with a quick release and no wasted motion. Finished seventh in scoring over the Nike EYBL with 21.6 points per game at 55.9% from the floor ... Finished seventh in scoring at the NBPA Top 100 with 13.5 points per game at 52.6% from the floor … Quick first step and changes speed well with the ball … Plays well off the ball … Usually scores dribble using minimal dribbles. Good ballhandler and creates offense for himself. Gets his shot off against some of the best defenders and only needs a little bit of space … Plays with good aggression and confidence … Draws fouls at a good rate. Shot 6.4 free throws per game over the Nike EYBL … Good quickness, anticipation, and competitiveness on defense with active hands. Averaged 1.3 steals per game over the Nike EYBL …

Weaknesses: Labeled as a combo guard but is much more effective as a scorer than running the point ... Solid court vision and passing ability but if his scoring isn’t working for him, he doesn’t generally contribute much else offensively ... Can improve overall as a playmaker … Has tunnel vision at times and can improve shot selection … Can improve as a free throw shooter at 67.6% over the Nike EYBL … Good athlete but not incredibly explosive … Can work on limiting his turnovers with 2.4 per game over the Nike EYBL ... Only recorded five assists to seven turnovers in four games at the NBPA Top 100 … Slight frame and lacks strength. Finishing in the paint and fighting through the defense will be more difficult at the next level …

Outlook: North Carolina freshman … McDonald’s All-American … Scored 21 points and had four steals in the Jordan Brand Classic … One of the top scorers in high school basketball. White’s development as a playmaker will be important as an NBA prospect …

Evan Tomes 8/15/18

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