Bulls’ White earns All-Rookie honors

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MARCH 06: Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls moves against Edmond Sumner #5 of the Indiana Pacers at the United Center on March 06, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The Pacers defeated the Bulls 108-102. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

(WTVO/WQRF) — Chicago Bulls guard Coby White has been named to the 2019-20 All-Rookie Second Team. White is the 23rd Bulls rookie to make an All-Rookie Team (most recently Lauri Markkanen in 2017-18).

The seventh-overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft, he had a strong finish to his first NBA season, being named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in February and earning a starting spot in what would be Chicago’s final game of the season on March 10 vs. Cleveland.

White averaged 13.2 points (6th among rookies with same qualifiers), 3.5 rebounds (T-12th) and 2.7 assists (4th) over 65 games, and he shot .394 from the field (10th), .354 from three (7th) and .791 from the free throw line (2nd). His 133 3-pointers made are the fourth-most by a rookie in Bulls history, and his 3-point percentage ranks seventh. White scored in double figures 41 times, the sixth-highest mark among rookies.

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