2. Coby White, Point Guard
The most obvious name on this list is the 6-foot-5 former North Carolina Tar Heels point guard and the Bulls seventh overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Coby White. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic-induced NBA season hiatus, White was one of the hottest rookies in the league and was heating up at the right time.
White played in every single one of the Bulls 65 games prior to the hiatus. In those 65 games played, he averaged 13.2 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 0.8 steals, while shooting 39.4 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from beyond the arc, and 79.1 percent from the free-throw line. The season getting paused likely had a more drastic impact on White’s momentum compared to any other Bull.
The stretch that was really special for White earlier in the season was that stretch of three games in four days in which he combined for more than 110 points. He kept tying or one-upping career-high scoring nights. Each of those three games saw White register at least 33 points.
Moreover, White was the last Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month prior to the hiatus. He was on pace to receive the honors in back-to-back months with a great start in March.
Everything about how White closed out his run heading into the hiatus inspires confidence about what’s next for him. He’s a very exciting microwave scoring guard that found his groove at the right time.