Coby White has become a household name in 2018, turning into one of the country’s top prospects. Now he’ll participate in his first Team USA training camp.
You would be hard-pressed to find a high school basketball player that has had a better 2017-2018 season than Coby White. Maybe the only one is his future teammate, Nassir Little.
White committed to North Carolina some time ago, but now he’s starting to reach his potential. He dominated at Greenfield High School, and he performed well at the showcase games this spring.
And now he will represent his country for the first time in his career.
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On Tuesday, Team USA announced the 32 players that would be participating in its U-18 training camp. Among several other blue chip recruits was White.
This is becoming the norm for him, however. His junior year was when he started coming into his own, and now he’s participating in Team USA outings.
The future Tar Heel point guard will join the team on May 31st-June 2nd at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He will be coached by Bill Self, Anthony Grant and Danny Manning. Manning will get a first-hand chance to scout White for this upcoming season.
Along with White, Armando Bacot was invited to training camp. This could be a good opportunity for White to give his recruiting pitch to Bacot, in hopes of them playing together in 2019.
The point guard situation for the Tar Heels next season looks murky right now. There is no denying the talent and scoring ability of White. But the experience and chemistry that Seventh Woods has with his teammates could be a huge factor.
However, if White shows the talent he has displayed on the high school level over the last couple of years, he will have no problem winning the starting point guard role.
Look for this to be another good chance for the future Tar Heel to improve as a player.