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The Chicago Bulls Select Coby White at Number Seven in the Draft

The Chicago Bulls have the seventh pick in the Draft and they picked Coby White from UNC.

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It was a tough season for the Chicago Bulls last year. At 22–60, many Bulls fans were hoping to nab the No. 1 pick and Duke superstar Zion Williamson, but that did not come to fruition. Chicago has a long history of greatness and fans are hoping that Coby White can bring them back to that.

White, a point guard from UNC averaged 16.1 points per game and was an 80 percent free throw shooter. He is an energetic player who runs the floor well. He can finish when he penetrates but does need to improve. As a bit of interesting symmetry, White broke Michael Jordan’s freshman scoring record at UNC and now will play for the team Jordan made great in the Bulls.

Adding White to the current roster which includes Robin Lopez, Zach Levine, and Lauri Markkanen as well as last year’s seventh overall pick, Wendell Carter Jr. who was injured for a part of the season should put the Bulls back into the playoff hunt.

While many Bulls fans were hoping for Williamson, maybe they can take solace that the seventh pick has produced players that have played well for the Bulls at points in their careers. Besides Carter and Markkanen, Kirk Hinrich was drafted in 2003 by the Bulls and Luol Deng was drafted in 2004 by the Phoenix Suns but played for the Bulls for part of his career. While not a member of the Bulls family, in 2009, the Golden State Warriors drafted Steph Curry and Bulls fans are hoping White can make as big an impact on the Bulls as Curry has made on the Warriors. The beauty of the draft is that only time will tell!

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