Posted On: 12/31/17 4:07 PM
Over the years of scouting high school basketball I’ve had the privilege of seeing quite a few talented youngsters and a fair amount of records being broken. Normally if you see a player at the high school level score 1,000 points, they have accomplished a successful high school career. If a player scores 2,000 points, then we will most likely say that they have had an amazing career, so what do we say about a player who scores 3,000 points? Well last night at the John Wall Invitational Tournament, Coby White accomplished that as well as breaking the tournament records for points as he went for 41 points against Garner High School.
Playing The Game The Right Way
The numbers alone is impressive but if you watch closely of how he plays the game, and how unselfish of a player he is, you will be even more impressed. He doesn’t look to shoot the bal every time he gets it and made quite a few passes to teammates last night that led to easy scores. Throughout the season he has had a fair share of games with double digit assist and even some triple double performances.
Who Does His Game Compare To?
After watching Trae Young and the Oklahoma Sooners vs TCU you can clearly see some resemblances between their games. Both have deep ball range and quick releases on their shot which causes all types of problems for defenders attempting to guard them. They also are gifted but underrated passers due to their ability to score the ball at a high level. One play that really stands out to me was a pass to a slashing Elijah McCadden for an easy bucket late in the game, even when the entire crowd wanted him to shoot the ball.
McDonalds All America Game?
His Résumé that he has built over the past few years is very strong, during the high school seasons he has put up video game type numbers regardless of who they played. During this past summer he played very well with Team CP3 on the EYBL circuit helping them to one of the top regular season records at 13-3. Personally he averaged 21 points per game, which was good enough for 7th overall behind players like Marvin Bagley, Bol Bol and RJ Barrett. He returned to his high school and dominated while helping his team pull off numerous upsets, clearly he is very much deserving of being an All-American and should be hearing his name called when the time comes.