Coby White: Draft, Trade, Wife & Contract

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The point guard for the Chicago Bulls, Coby White, is an NBA celebrity who recently hit a career milestone and a 10-point third quarter against the Atlanta Hawks. 

No wonder the American professional is a recent sensation in the NBA.

Although he is not an experienced campaigner in the NBA, White has had an illustrious basketball career during his college days. 

Coby White
Coby White
(Courtesy: Chicago Sun-Times)

Today, Players Bio will cover some essential details about the NBA celebrity, ranging from his professional career to his personal life.

Let’s look at some quick facts about Coby White without further ado. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Alec Jacoby Coby White
Known as Coby White
Birth Date February 16, 2000
Birth Place Goldsboro, North Carolina
Father  Donald White
Mother Bonita White
Siblings Will White (Brother), Tia White (Sister)
High School Greenfield School (Wilson, North Carolina)
College University of North Carolina
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Age 24 years old
Height 6’4″ (1.93 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Body type Athletic
Profession Basketball Player
Position Point Guard
Current Team Chicago Bulls
Draft 2019 NBA Draft (7th pick)
Active years 2019–present
Marital Status Unmarried
Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Net Worth $5 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Rookie Card, Autographed Card
Last Update March, 2024

Coby White: Recent Career Milestone

The NBA celeb has recently reached a new feat in his professional NBA career. 

On Monday night, the Bulls point guard scored 10 points in the third quarter against the Atlanta Hawks. It was White’s career milestone. 

The achievement becomes even more special for White because of the season; this has gone for him.

The season has been unproductive as he spent most of the season on the sideline due to his shoulder surgery.

And later, they could not turn into an influential player after the Bulls’ rotation policy. 

When White got an opportunity to start the game this time, there was a chance to fix a spot for the starting 5 in the Bulls lineup.

But the first half of the match against the Hawks didn’t go well either.   

But during the third quarter, White scored 10 points and contributed to the Bulls ‘ point lead. The emphatic dunk that he cut was when he achieved his career milestone. 

The Bulls’ fans hope that the third-quarter performance and a position in the starting lineup will get White back into NBA actions.

Coby White: Early Life

Alec Jacoby Coby White, famously known as Coby White, was born on February 16, 2000. White is an American player who dons the Chicago Bulls jersey in the NBA. 

White played basketball for the Greenfield School in Wilson during his years at high school.

In his four-year career at Greenfield, he scored 3,573 points. He became the all-time leading scorer for his high school. 

White was named the North Carolina Mr. Basketball in his senior year at high school. 

Coby White High School Basketball
Coby White playing High School Basketball

White was also named to the United States U18 National Team the summer after graduation. He competed in the FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship in Canada. 

White was one of the key players who helped the team win the gold medal. He was also the team’s top scorer. 

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College Life

In 2017, White signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the North Carolina basketball team. And in 2018, he made his debut against Wofford. 

In March 2019, White surpassed the basketball legend Michael Jordan in North Carolina’s all-time freshman scoring list (469 points). 

Moreover, White broke the three-point shooting record for first-year students in North Carolina. He scored 82 three-pointers in his freshman season. 

White played for the University of North Carolina for a single season. He was one of the best high school players around at that time.

The American player finished college basketball as the top scorer in state history. 

Coby White representing North Carolina basketball team
Coby White representing the North Carolina basketball team
(Courtesy: CBS Sports)

Soon after his stellar year for North Carolina, he declared himself eligible for the NBA draft. 

Although he played just one season on the North Carolina team, White won the All-ACC 2nd team honors. 

Coby White: Career

The Chicago Bulls drafted White in the 2019 NBA Draft. He became the seventh overall pick. 

With this selection, White became the first player from North Carolina to be drafted in the first round by the Chicago Bulls since the legendary Michael Jordan himself in 1984. 

Coby White representing the Chicago Bulls
Coby White representing the Chicago Bulls

Coby White took part in the NBA Summer League of 2019. White averaged 15 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game in the league.

The same year, White made his NBA debut against Charlotte Hornets in October. White scored 17 points, 3 rebounds, and 7 assists in the same game. 

White became the first player born in the 2000s to play in the NBA. In November, White gave a stunning performance against the New York Knicks. He scored seven 3-pointers in just the fourth quarter of that game. 

It eventually set the record for most 3-pointers made in a single quarter for the Bulls.

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Since 2020

White scored a career-high 33 points against the Phoenix Suns in February 2020. However, this performance came at a loss.

The next day, White scored his career-high again, leading the Bulls to a win (against the Washington Wizards) this time. 

When White scored consecutive 30-points, he became the first rookie in the league to do so. 

In February, White made a career-high of 35 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The North Carolina native was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2020. 

White broke his and the Bulls’ records after scoring eight three-pointers against the New Orleans Pelicans in February 2021. 

Coby White: Personal Life & Wife 

Much is still unknown about whether the NBA celebrity is married or not. Reports, however, suggest that he is unmarried. And is currently dating Northwestern Volleyball Player Danyelle Williams.

Parents & Siblings

Coby White’s Father, Donald White, was also a basketball player. He played college basketball at North Carolina Central for a short period. 

White’s mother, Bonita White, is an insurance Company manager.

White also has two siblings. His brother, Will, also played basketball and is currently placed as an assistant coach at Mars Hill University.

Coby White: Net Worth

It is estimated that White’s net worth is $5 million. 

Coby White has had a short career as of now. However, he is already the 8th highest-paid player in the Chicago Bulls. 

Racking up brilliant performances in upcoming times would mean that White would capture the interests of other NBA teams interests.

Coby White also earns from endorsements. White had announced a deal with Adidas immediately after joining the Chicago Bulls.


Coby White is currently the 8th highest-paid player of the Chicago Bulls. 

White has signed a 4-year contract worth a whopping $24,131,515 with the Chicago Bulls. The contract also includes an annual salary of $6,032,879, besides the guaranteed contract amount.

Reports suggest that White will earn a base salary of $5,837,760 in 2021-22.

The Bulls exercised their right to a fourth-year contract option (for the 2022-2023 season) on White in September 2021.

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Coby White: Awards & Achievements

Below are Coby White’s career highlights, awards, and achievements.

  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2020)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2019)
  • ACC All-Freshman team (2019)
  • North Carolina Mr. Basketball (2018)
  • USA Today’s North Carolina Player of the Year (2018)
  • Named to the McDonald’s All-American Game (2018)

Social Media Presence

Twitter: 66.6k Followers

Instagram: 448k Followers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Was Coby White the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft?

No, Coby White was picked in the first round of the draft. However, he was not the first overall pick. He was the 7th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. 

In how many NBA teams have Coby White starred?

Coby White has been a part of only one NBA team, the Chicago Bulls. 

What is Coby White’s jersey number?

Coby White’s jersey number for the Chicago Bulls is ‘0.’

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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