Alec Jacoby (Coby) White was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 2000 to Donald and Bonita White. During the 1970s, Donald played four years of college basketball at North Carolina Central. White's older brother Will also participated in the early 2010s at Mars Hill University. At the Greenfield School, Coby established a career state high-school record by scoring 3,573 points. He went on to earn the honors of North Carolina's Mr. Basketball and USA Today's North Carolina Player of the Year after his senior season in 2018. White also led the Team USA in scoring that summer at the FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship, en route to winning the Gold Medal. You can follow him on Twitter (@whitecoby2) and Instagram (@cobywhite). The 2018-19 North Carolina Tar Heels had established scorers in forward Luke Maye and wing Cameron Johnson. While the bigger players were consistent sources of points, it was White that really made the team go. After scoring 16 points or fewer in his first five games, White took off for 33 points in a November loss to Texas. He hit seven three-pointers in the loss in what was his first of three games where he topped the 30-point plateau. The 6-foot-1 blur would lead the Tar Heels past Miami in February with 33 points and had a career-high 34 points in a win over Syracuse later that month. On the season, White averaged 16.1 points, 4.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds. He hit 35.3 percent of his three-pointers and a North Carolina freshman-record 82 treys. The Tar Heels advanced to the Sweet 16 where they lost to Auburn. White averaged 14.0 points and 3.3 assists in the NCAA Tournament. He was named to the All-ACC Second Team. He declared for the 2019 NBA Draft after just one season under coach Roy Williams.