NBA Draft 2019: Mock Draft 3.0

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Memphis Grizzlies NBA Draft Coby White
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player. 66. Pick Analysis. Coby White. 6. Scouting Report. Guard. North Carolina

With Gilbert Arenas potential, Coby White, the 6’5″ scoring point guard from North Carolina is intriguing to anybody for a few reasons. One reason obviously is his three-point potential with excellent shot-making ability, as he can finish with both hands. He has moves and pull-up skill to score at all three levels — long-range, mid-range, and close-range.

White has a solid handle that includes a very quick in-between-the-legs crossover that he uses to get to the rack, pull-up for dead-eye jumpers, and creating for others. Coby is also very quick at attacking the basket, so that helps of course, but he is also long for a point guard.

At times he glides past defenders to get to the basket or creates other opportunities that leads to him averaging 4.1 assists. His court vision leaves something to be desired, being as he can get so hyped in the moment, he gets locked in on scoring and does not always look for teammates that have the better shots and angles, which would also give him even more spacing and thus efficiency.

His rebounding was decent at North Carolina as he averaged 3.5 per game. However, at his size at point guard, he has potential to do even more damage on the boards once he becomes more observant and anticipates the bounce. His defense needs work, but so does most of the other guys drafted before him. He is a scoring guard that lives for the moment as he makes clutch shot after clutch shot, and the difficult shot badge is likely going to be gold.

Although he is nowhere near a Ja Morant-level passer or floor general as Pheonix hopes, Coby gives them another ballhandling volume scorer to pair with Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. Coby is not selfish, so it is very possible he develops into the perfect mesh of scoring and facilitating the Suns will need to get back into playoff talks. Look for Coby to have at least a few ESPN top-10 highlights next season.