Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 options for pick No. 5 in 2019 NBA Draft

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5. Coby White

The first player we will look at on our list is a potential backcourt partner for Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Collin Sexton.

Coby White is a one-and-done prospect out of North Carolina. As his state’s all-time leading high school scorer, it should be no surprise that White found his rhythm quickly at the collegiate level. The speedy and craft shooting guard averaged 16.1 points per game on 42.3 percent shooting from the field as he surpassed Michael Jordan on the UNC freshman scoring list.

White stands at 6’5″, which is about average for his position. His ability to both score the ball and create plays for his teammates make him an interesting prospect to pair with Sexton, as playmaking is something that Sexton currently lacks. White’s average of 4.1 assists per game could motivate the Cavaliers to attempt running the offense through White while Sexton plays more off of the ball as a scorer.

This is something that would obviously take a ton of work, but it would be extremely interesting to see if these puzzle pieces could fit together. Seeing as how Sexton averaged 16.7 points per game in his rookie season, these two together have the potential to be a solid offensive backcourt in this league.