Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
UNC’s Coby White declares for NBA Draft, opens up a spot for Cole Anthony
By ADAM ZAGORIA
North Carolina freshman point guard Coby White has declared for the NBA Draft, opening up a spot for Cole Anthony to slide in at the point.
The 6-foot-5 White averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds for a Tar Heels team that lost to Auburn in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
White is the projected No. 11 pick in the NBA Draft, per ESPN.com.
White’s departure opens up a spot for the 6-3 Anthony, the MVP of the McDonald’s All-American GAme who is down to North Carolina, Oregon, Georgetown and Notre Dame and is expected to commit sometime this month.
“I can see myself in a role similar to Coby White, but also different in a big way,” Anthony said before the McDonald’s Game. “It would be awesome to play with someone like that but if I was to go to Carolina, I doubt that he would be there. He’s had a helluva season.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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