Bulls rookie Coby White reveals Ryan Arcidiciano has been mentoring him extensively
With the start of his debut campaign for the Chicago Bulls fast approaching, 6-foot-5 point guard Coby White recently shared how fellow Bulls guard Ryan Arcidiciano has taken him under his wing.
As it turns out, the 25-year-old Arcidiciano, who himself has two years worth of NBA experience under his belt, has been more than willing to offer a helping hand for the Bulls rookie as he navigates through his first few months in the league.
“Arch has been a big help for me,” White said, via Bulls insider Daniel Greenberg. “He’s so smart, he knows the game. He’s always giving me pointers at the point guard position that will help me out.”
After being selected seventh overall by the Bulls in the recently-concluded draft, White is expected to be Chicago’s point guard of the future. Last year for UNC, he averaged 16.1 points (on 42.3 percent shooting), 3.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.1 steals, while also draining 2.3 three-pointers per ballgame on a 35.3-percent clip.
For his part, Arcidiciano filled in admirably last season as the starting point guard for the Bulls in lieu of the injured Kris Dunn. However, with the arrival of former Washington Wizards stud Tomas Satoransky this summer via free agency, there is now a bit of a log jam at the one spot for Chicago.
After putting pen to paper on a lucrative three-year, $30 million deal with the Bulls this offseason, Satoransky is expected to be Chicago’s starting point guard this season. Dunn appears to be on his way out, with White and Arcidiciano (who himself signed a three-year, $9 million extension this summer) looking to split the back-up point guard minutes.