Coby White’s arrival to North Carolina draws near, and yet it is unknown what position in the backcourt the 5-star guard will play for the Tar Heels.
The Wilson, N.C., native believes he can be UNC’s point guard next season, according to InsideCarolina.com’s Ross Martin.
“It’s been so long since I’ve played off the ball. I don’t even know what it will feel like,” White told Martin. “I feel like it will be easier for me to play point guard because I have been playing it for so long.”
White played point guard for Greenfield School (N.C.) this season, which is a position of need for North Carolina after the departures of Joel Berry and Jalek Felton. Sophomore point guard Seventh Woods remains on the roster, but to this point his career has been plagued by injuries.
With that said, White’s greatest attribute is his ability to score. That makes him as a good an option to come off the ball than playing with it, meaning White will play significant minutes as a freshman. The question is where.
“I feel like in college I am going to play the one and the two,” he said. “I feel like I am going to play more of the two because of how good I can shoot the ball… I love playing with the ball in my hands. I can also create. I think I have pretty good vision on the court and playmaking skills.”
White will enroll at UNC on June 19. The question of where he will play should sort itself out shortly after.