Bulls rookie Coby White excited to battle Kris Dunn for starting point guard spot
The Chicago Bulls drafted North Carolina point guard Coby White with the seventh overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Bulls now have three point guards on the roster: White, Kris Dunn and Ryan Arcidiacono.
White, a blur in transition, is excited to battle Dunn for the starting point guard spot in Chicago.
“I’ve been competing all my life within the team,’’ White said, via Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “When I got to [North Carolina], I had to compete for a starting spot. I had to compete for a point guard spot. Competing is in my blood. It’s in my DNA. We’re going to go at it for sure. Kris Dunn is a great, great player. I can’t wait to get there and get to work.’’
It’s going to be fun to watch White and Dunn fight for the starting spot in training camp. Both are feisty players who don’t run away from competition.
This past college season, White averaged 16.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists while shooting 42.3 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.0 percent from the free-throw line. The 6-foot-5 guard is a one man fast break and can get to the rim at will.
Now, Chicago needs either White or Dunn to run with the point guard spot and become a stout floor general.