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2 - Coby White

6-5, 190 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
North Carolina Freshman
Birthday
02/16/00 (19.9 yrs)
Hometown
Wilson, NC
High School
Greenfield
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
9
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
9
Passing
7
Intangibles
8

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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