North Carolina guard Coby White out for Wednesday’s game

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North Carolina freshman guard Coby White is expected to miss Wednesday’s game against UNC-Wilmington. Head coach Roy Williams said on his radio show on Monday night that the 6-foot-5 White has been dealing with an ankle injury that has held him out of practice.

“Coby’s ankle is bothering him a little bit so we’re holding him out,” Williams said. “Hasn’t practiced.”

White is No. 12 North Carolina’s leading scorer this season as he’s putting up 15.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game. The freshman seems to have really found his footing over the last few games as White had big games against Texas and UCLA for the Tar Heels.

Without White in the lineup, the Tar Heels should be fine against a team like UNC-Wilmington — although seeing where the lead-guard minutes go will be a subplot to monitor. After Wednesday’s game, North Carolina doesn’t play again until they face Gonzaga on Dec. 15, so that will give White an additional 10 days of rest before he’s probably really needed.

(H/t: Jonathan M. Alexander, The News & Observer)