Coby White is one of the youngest NBA players out there that has achieved quite a bit of success. His fame comes from the fact that he was able to achieve so much in such a short period of time, earning numerous awards and breaking many records before he even started playing in the NBA. In this article, I will break down Coby’s net worth and also some details about how he achieved his fame. Keep reading for more details about the young professional basketball players; Coby White.
Coby White’s net worth is estimated to be about $1 million. The player achieved this wealth recently as he just signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls. As per the terms of this this contract, he receives a salary of over $0.5 million as of now. He is the seventh highest paid professional player in the Chicago Bulls.
Keep reading and you will get to know more about Coby’s impressive career as a professional basketball player.
Coby White biography
Before signing with the Bulls, he played college basketball for the basketball team of North Carolina Tar Heels. He was one of the most outstanding high school players as well, winning a number of awards while still just in high school. White was awarded the 2018 USA Today’s North Carolina Player of the Year. His successes in high school and college were the stepping stones that allowed him to join the NBA.
Age of Coby White
Coby White is a really young professional basketball player. He was born on the 16th of February, 2000. He was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He is 20 years old as of now. Coby’s zodiac sign is Aquarius, the water bearer. Coby is a large man as he weighs about 87kg, sporting a height of 6 feet 5 inches.
Family of Coby White
Coby White was born into a basketball home. His father, Donald White was a college basketball player. He played for North Carolina Central and it’s speculated that’s where Coby got the first inspiration to go ahead with playing basketball. Upon graduating from the high school, Donald White went ahead and became a factory worker. Donald White passed away on 15th of August, 2017 after a long struggle with liver cancer.
Coby’s mother, Bonita White works today as a manager for an insurance company. Coby has a sister named Tia. His elder brother; Will plays basketball as well and he is currently working as the assistant basketball coach for the Mars Hill University. He has also played for the AAU program of famous NBA player; Chris Paul.
High School Career of Coby White
Coby White attended Greenfield School in Wilson, North Carolina. He achieved a number of basketball feats while still in high school. You could even say that he became famous at this point as he won several state awards while still in high school. These successes contributed to his present fame.
In his four years at Greenfield, Coby scored 3,573 points. It was quite the feat for just a high school basketball player. His outstanding performance in basketball in high school is one of the main reasons that Coby got a chance to play in the NBA at such a young age.
In his senior year, and final basketball season, Coby was awarded the title of Mr Basketball in his high school. This garnered aa lot of fame and popularity because shortly after this, he became the best high school basketball player in North Carolina according to his game statistics.
After his graduation, Coby White joined the Under 18 national team of United States. In the under 18 team, Coby was pushed to break his limits again as his outstanding performances were pushed to the next level. Later, he got the chance to compete in the Under 18 Americas Championship tournament. That year, the tournament was held in Canada. Coby’s teammates that year included Quentin Grimes (Kansas) and Class of 2019 five-star recruits Cole Anthony, Armando Bacot (UNC), Matthew Hurt, Trayce Jackson-Davis (Indiana), Josiah James (Tenn), Tyrese Maxey (Kentucky), and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Villanova). At the end of the tournament, Coby had succeeded in becoming the top scorer, earning him an outstanding gold medal with all the fame and opportunities involved.
Playing for North Carolina
On 8th of November, 2017, Coby White went ahead to sign a National letter of Intent. The letter was to show his interest in playing for North Carolina. His first game for North Carolina took place on 6th of November, 2018, meaning that Coby had to wait for almost a year before he could play for North Carolina. In the match, Coby kept the position of point guard and he was able to rack up 8 points for himself. He assisted his team mates a total of three times during the match. At the end of the game, his North Carolina team was able to secure a victory as 78 to 67.
In the year 2019, the North Carolina team was able to defeat Auburn at the NCAA tournament. Coby White contributed a lot towards the success of his North Carolina team. During his season on the North Carolina team, Coby broke a number of single and team records. At the end of the season, Coby had earned a total of 82 points.
Coby White playing for Chicago Bulls
As of June in 2019, Coby White has been playing as a professional basketball player for Chicago Bulls team. Coby entered the team by being the seventh overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. Coby is the second player from North Carolina to get drafted by the Chicago Bulls preceded by Michael Jordan himself. As of now, Coby White is playing professionally for the Chicago Bulls team and contributing towards its success.