Coby White

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Coby White
No. 2 – North Carolina Tar Heels
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueAtlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (2000-02-16) February 16, 2000 (age 19)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolGreenfield School
(Wilson, North Carolina)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2018–present)
Career highlights and awards

Alec Jacoby "Coby" White (born February 16, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). White was a top high school player, finishing his career as the top prep scorer in North Carolina history.

High school career[edit]

White, a 6'5" combo guard, played high school basketball at the Greenfield School in Wilson, North Carolina. He scored 3,573 points over his four-year career, a record previously held by JamesOn Curry.[1][2] At the close of his senior season, White was named North Carolina Mr. Basketball as the state's top high school player.[3] He was named to the 2018 McDonald's All-American Game alongside fellow UNC signee Nassir Little.[4]

In the Summer after graduating, White was named to the United States U18 National team to compete in the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship in Canada.[5] White helped lead the team to a Gold medal, earning all-tournament honors.[6]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Coby White
Goldsboro, NC Greenfield School (NC) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jul 28, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 91
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 26  247Sports: 25  ESPN: 23
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "North Carolina 2018 Basketball Commitments". Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  • "2018 North Carolina Tar Heels Recruiting Class". Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Retrieved June 4, 2018.

College career[edit]

White signed a National Letter of Intent to play for UNC on November 8, 2017.[7] White made his college debut in a game against Wofford on November 6, 2018. He started at point guard, scoring eight points.[8]


  1. ^ Blake, J. Mike; Pope IV, Jonas (January 27, 2018). "UNC basketball recruit becomes NC's all-time scoring leader, but where will the record go?". The News & Observer. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Martin, Ross (February 27, 2018). "Coby White Concludes Prep Career With N.C. Record 3,573 Points". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Wertz Jr., Langston (March 31, 2018). "UNC, Duke recruits named Mr. Basketball in North, South Carolina". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Lindsay, Michael (March 27, 2018). "White one of two Tar Heels in McDonalds All-American Game". The Wilson Times. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Goldsboro native, future Tar Heel Coby White named to U18 national team". The Wilson Times. June 5, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "White earns all-tournament honors as U.S. U18 team downs Canada for gold". June 17, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Condon, Bridget (November 8, 2017). "A bittersweet signing day as Coby White commits to UNC". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Alexander, Jonathan M. (November 6, 2018). "North Carolina withstands a late push by Wofford to win season opener on the road". Retrieved November 9, 2018.

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