Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Coby White was a good pick

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1. Versatility

While speed and 3-point shooting are areas that White excelled in during his lone collegiate season, there is still more to his game than meets the eye. He posted eight 20-point games with the Tar Heels en route to averaging 16.1 points per contest.

Additionally, White tallied eight assists on three separate occasions; he posted at least five assists in 10 different games and had eight outings in which he scored at least 15 points to go along with five assists. Because of this, he finished with a respectable 4.1 assists per contest.

He flourished in catch-and-shoot situations, ranking in the 93rd percentile in points per possession. He posted a 47.7 percent conversion rate as a pull-up and spot-up shooter. Furthermore, White also averaged 1.29 points per finishing opportunities within the half-court set.

In other words, the guy can do a little bit of everything.

Let’s also not forget the fact that he is 6’5″. With that height not only can he operate from either guard spot within the team’s offense, he also has the potential to defend both guard positions as well (he allowed 0.61 points per isolation possession).

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Overall, White is a combo guard that brings a lot to the table and he should be able to contribute from day one whether he comes off the bench or eventually ends up as a starter, thus making him a solid pick for the Bulls at No. 7.