Thursday morning marked the announcement that UNC commit Coby White–a 6-foot-5-inch guard for the Greenfield School in Wilson–was named the North Carolina Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

This is the second straight year that White has earned the honor, which is given annually to the top high school player in each state.

Named a McDonald’s All-American already for his work on the court, White led Greenfield to a 25-10 record this past season–including a runner-up finish in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1A Championship Game.

He also broke the state’s all-time scoring record by finishing his high school career with a whopping 3,573 points, and nearly finished this season averaging a triple double (31.1 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists) on a nightly basis.

White becomes the first two-time Gatorade Player of the Year winner in North Carolina since New Hanover High’s Ty Walker won it in 2007 and 2008.

UNC will welcome White next season as part of a stacked recruiting class alongside Rechon “Leaky” Black and Nassir Little.


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