Former UNC point guard Coby White capped off a successful debut campaign in the NBA on Tuesday by earning a spot on the league’s All-Rookie Second Team.
White averaged 13.2 points and 2.7 assists per game in 65 appearances for the Chicago Bulls this past season, after being selected with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
As the season progressed, White’s influence on the court became bigger and bigger. In February, he became the first Bulls rookie since Michael Jordan to score at least 30 points in three consecutive games.
Joining White on the All-Rookie Second Team is a group of players including: Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro, Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis, Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington and Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura.
Headlining the NBA All-Rookie First Team is New Orleans Pelicans forward and former Duke star Zion Williamson and Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. Also included are Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall, Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn and Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke.
White is the 22nd Tar Heel to earn NBA All-Rookie honors, more than any other school has ever produced to this point.
Photo via Associated Press
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