UNC’s Roy Williams advises Coby White to stay confident and have fun in the NBA
Chicago Bulls rookie point guard Coby White’s college coach, Roy Williams, is keeping tabs on the youngster.
Williams has memorized White’s stats through his first three games in the NBA. The UNC coach wants White to stay confident throughout his rookie season and have fun playing the sport he loves to play:
UNC’s Roy Williams tells ESPN that he’s memorized @CobyWhite‘s stats through 3 games (16.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg) and has this advice for the Bulls rookie guard: “Have confidence. Stay true. You can handle the adversity and there probably will be some adversity, but just stay confident.” pic.twitter.com/BPUPOAeRay
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) October 28, 2019
White is averaging 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists through the Bulls’ first three games. He’s shooting 44.2 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line.
In the Bulls’ win over the Memphis Grizzlies, White was a star. He poured in 25 points in 30 minutes and helped Chicago win by a final score of 110-102.
White does most of his damage at the rim and in transition. He’s a blur in the open court and impossible to stay in front of. The Bulls are anxious and excited to see what White can do in his rookie season, and it’s been a solid start for the 19-year old.
The Bulls drafted White with the seventh overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He averaged 16.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists last season at UNC while shooting 42.3 percent from the floor, 35.3 percent from the 3-point line and 80.0 percent from the charity stripe.