Every year around the draft time people love to come up with player comparisons for the top draft prospects. In fact, I have decided to come up with my own player comparisons for the top ten draft prospects according to ESPN.
10. Coby White
Position: Point guard
College: North Carolina
Player Comparison: Jordan Clarkson
Jordan Clarkson is a player who has a very similar frame to Coby White. Clarkson stands at 6’5” and weights 194 lbs. and both have very similar games. Both of these players can score and score quickly. They have the potential to have a big scoring game anytime they step on the court.
They are excellent in the open court but need improvement in the half-court setting. When they want to they can both facilitate the ball very well, Coby White has a better potential of being a better passer. But they both make erratic decisions at times with the ball in their hands.
Clarkson and White are considered streaky shooter when they are on they are really on but when they are off you hope they try to swing the ball more. Clarkson sometimes brings the ball up an initiates the offense for Cleveland but is primarily used off the ball as a two-guard. I see White initially being a point guard, but would not be shocked if he is utilized as a two guard and mainly as someone who goes and gets buckets. Much like how Clarkson is used in Cleveland.
White, I believe has the potential to be a solid starter in the NBA for a while, but would not be surprised if he is able to get to an All-Star level at some point in his career.