Philadelphia 76ers: 5 prospects to watch in 2019 NCAA Tournament

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Coby White, PG, North Carolina

Freshman point guard Coby White from one-seeded North Carolina is a player that could see his stock soar with a productive NCAA tournament. The 6-foot-5 North Carolina native is the engine that runs the UNC offense this year, averaging 16.3 points per game.

White is a solid three-point shooter, coming in at 36 percent on a rather high 6.6 attempts per game. As a tall, slashing guard, Coby White is a player that opposing teams must account for on every single possession. His ability to get out and push the ball in transition is something that could be a difference maker come tournament time for UNC.

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With his height, it is no surprise that White is a defensive menace. His length alone makes him a matchup nightmare for opposing guards, averaging a steal per game to go along with 3.4 rebounds.

The 76ers have point guard uncertainty coming up this offseason. Although Ben Simmons is in no danger of losing his starting job, there is the possibility that fan favorite T.J. McConnell is not re-signed in his upcoming free agency. White would be able to fill in that backup point guard role if McConnell’s time as a 76er comes to an end.

The Tar Heels are primed to make a deep run in this year’s tournament, and they will need strong performances from Coby White in order to do so.