Phenom Hoop Report has been tracking the development of Coby White when he first attended our NC Junior Phenom Camp. Middle school camps can sometimes give one a false sense of security when it comes to long term potential. Simply put, there are too many variables in play and the younger the player, the larger the room for error. That being said, we’ve been pretty high on White and rightfully so.

White was selected to the NC Top 80 event when he was a freshman. At the time, White was more suited for the shooting guard position and this is what we had to say. “If you notice, White is only a freshman, and he very much looks that age in the face. This will most likely be the last time that matters, because his game (and poise) designate him as being one of the elite shooting guards in the state. Playing against the best players in the state, White averaged 10 PPG on 63% shooting. He will be playing 17U this summer with Team Wall. Get ready to hear his name a lot in the coming years.”

That was one year ago and we got another chance to watch Coby White and Greenfield play in the NCISAA 1A state playoffs. Once again, White played at a high level. He played with poise and confidence not often seen in a freshman. White had a smooth and fluid game and played more like a senior than a freshman.

Since then, White has worked on his ball handling and passing skills and has transition nicely into a shooting point guard. We continued to be impressed with his court vision and ability to make the right read and pass play after play. At our 2nd Annual NC Top 80 event in March, we stated, “Coby White is a promising young PG that has unlimited potential and upside. He is highly effective scoring and has tremendous range and a soft shooting touch. Coby White is definitely one to put in your SIM CARD.”

Fast forward to the 2nd Annual Phenom Hoop National High School Showcase. In the game against a very talented Genesis Academy, Coby White erupted for a tourney high 34 points. Over the past eight months, White has quickly developed into a player that high majors should start tracking.

Standing a lengthy 6’4, White has an excellent frame and an advanced skill set that should translate well at the next level. White scored from all levels on the court and even knocked down three 3-pointers. He has a quick release and sneaky athleticism. White has elevated his play and his recruitment should pick up tremendously, taking one step at a time.

For the season, White is now averaging 27 PPG, 6 APG, and is shooting an impressive 44% from the 3-point line. Coby White has the length, skill set and unbelievable feel for the game. This stock is on the rise and now is the time high majors should be investing in this young talented player.

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