Will the Bulls draft North Carolina point guard Coby White? Check out our scouting report on the lightning-quick guard in the video above, and read scouting reports on White from Mark Schanowski and Will Perdue below.
Mark Schanowski on White:
"NBA scouts are very excited about White’s potential as a scoring lead guard. With elite speed and an ability to score in transition, White reminds NBA talent evaluators of Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox. White came on strong late in the season for Carolina. He played some of his best games when it mattered most. He averaged 16 points per game on 42% shooting from the field, 35% from beyond the 3-point line.
"Because of his height, White is capable of playing both guard positions at the pro level but he told reporters at the NBA Draft Combine he sees himself as a point guard first. White is gonna have to prove he can make that NBA 3-point shot but there’s no reason to believe he can’t extend his range with more reps. He only averaged 4 assists in 28.5 minutes on the college level so he’ll need to prove he can run a halfcourt offense. White was more of a shoot-first point guard at North Carolina and his court vision and decision making will be under the microscope as a rookie in the NBA.
"The Bulls could love to add a high-upside point guard to compete with Kris Dunn for the starting job heading into camp. And even though White isn’t an ideal fit as a facilitator who will get the ball to the Bulls’ top scorers, his ability to push the ball in transition and finish at the rim would be a major asset in the type of offense Jim Boylen wants to run."
Will Perdue on White:
"Can play with incredible pace but unlike a lot of point guards, can play at a high speed but has the handles in order to do so. He also has really good footwork, thus he can get into his shot off the bounce or off the pass. He is a very streaky shooter but he does have enough lift that he can shoot over like-sized players.
"He also has 3-point range and is a guy that can spread out the defense. He does need to learn how to play at different speeds and also become more adept at being the coach on the floor and being the coach’s eyes and ears. He will occasionally try to force shots as he looks to put his head down and attack the rim. But with experience and repetition, he’ll become an adept point guard at the NBA level.
"He reminds me a lot of Mark Price and hopefully over time and experience and repetition will be a dead-eye shooter from behind the 3-point range."