North Carolina freshman Coby White will declare for the NBA draft, he announced on social media Wednesday.
White, a 6-5, 185-pound point guard, is projected to go No. 5 overall, according to NBAdraft.net. Once thought to be a multi-year player, White’s draft stock increased significantly with his success this season.
White was the team’s second-leading scorer. He averaged 16.1 points per game and 4.1 assists. He had three 30-point games, including a season-high 34 points against Syracuse on Feb. 26. He also scored 33 points against Miami on Feb. 9, and 33 against Texas on Nov. 22.
White was voted second team all-ACC this season and first team all-freshman.