UNC Basketball Recruiting

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Creighton transfer Christian Bishop breaks down his final three

Creighton transfer forward will announce his decision between Texas, UNC, and Kansas and on Saturday. On North Carolina: "There’s a new coach there, but he's been around and played in the NBA for many years. He knows the game and has been successful. They also have a good culture at North Carolina and it's beautiful over there." (247 Sports)

Christian Bishop Announces Top 3, Sets Commitment Date

Creighton transfer forward listed his final 3 contenders on his Instagram account Thursday, and the 6-foot-7 forward will announce his commitment Saturday to either North Carolina, Kansas, or Texas. Bishop will have two years of college eligibility remaining. Available playing time favors UNC in this race, while location favors either KU or UT.

A look at UNC men's basketball newcomers Styles, Dunn, and McKoy

posted stellar numbers throughout his high school career, with his strongest year being his junior season in 2019-20. He scored 19.7 points per game that year, as well as 11 rebounds per game. , the other four-star recruit in UNC’s 2021 class, will help bolster another aspect of the Tar Heel team — mid-range and perimeter shooting. (Daily Tar Heel)

Chansky’s Notebook: The Kessler Case

The case may be more complicated than we think. When UNC swooped in late and stole Kessler from Duke, it looked like a recruiting coup. Now, after Kessler will be transferring to Auburn, we are not sure what to make of it. The Kesslers going with Bruce Pearl, a convicted NCAA cheater still under scrutiny, leaves their choice somewhat puzzling. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels offer former Oklahoma forward Brady Manek

The Tar Heels have offered former four-star recruit and forward . The "stretch four" announced he was transferring out of Oklahoma a few weeks back as the program moves on with new head coach Porter Moser. In 25 games last season, the 6-foot-9, 231-pound Manek averaged 10.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 0.8 assists for the Sooners. (Keeping It Heel)

Expert Perspective: Justin McKoy, Walker Kessler, UNC Roster & Style of Play

What does add to the Tar Heels next season? "He's not going to start stretching the defense right away, but he can knock down the mid-range. He’s capable of shooting the three, though he still needs some improvement. But he's also a guy that I think can attack from 15-18 feet. I think he would be well suited next to ." (Inside Carolina)

Hubert Davis Offers Creighton Transfer Christian Bishop

New UNC Basketball head coach has been active on the recruiting trail in just his first week on the job. Last week he landed former Virginia forward as a transfer commitment. And now, Creighton transfer forward is receiving interest from North Carolina. On Tuesday, the Tar Heels offered the 6-foot-7 forward. (Keeping It Heel)

Walker Kessler Commits To Auburn

Former UNC center Walker Kessler announced Monday that he’s transferring to Auburn days after Hubert Davis stated he wanted the big man to stay in Chapel Hill. Along with Kessler, UNC has also lost to the NBA draft, to the transfer portal, and must wait to see if will pull his name from NBA draft consideration. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Chansky’s Notebook: Portal Potential

With ’ Tar Heels already picking up 6-foot-8 forward from Virginia, the Cary native originally recruited by the Tar Heels has a chance to immediately help UNC fix the problem at stretch forward. McKoy only played about 14 minutes per game last season but shot respectable percentages from the floor, 3-point arc, and foul line. (Chapelboro.com)

New UNC basketball coach Hubert Davis can help with football recruiting, too

assured incoming football players that anything Coach Williams had told them still stands good,” Mack Brown said. “So Keeshawn Silver, if he’s doing all the things right for us and still wants to, we’ll have that opportunity after football season next year” for Silver and (and maybe safety ?) to play basketball. (Fayetteville Observer)
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Top Basketball Recruits
RecruitClass
Patrick Baldwin Jr.2021 SF
Jaden Bradley2022 PG
Mark Mitchell2022 SF
Jarace Walker2022 PF
Robert Dillingham2023 PG
D'Marco Dunn2021 SG
Brady Manek2021 PF
Dontrez Styles2021 SF
De'Ante Green2022 PF
Dereck Lively2022 C
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2021 Recruit Rankings
RankRecruitPos.School
1Chet HolmgrenCGonzaga
2Paolo BancheroPFDuke
3Patrick Baldwin Jr.SF
4Jaden HardyCG
5Jabari SmithPFAuburn
6AJ GriffinSFDuke
7Brandon Huntley-HatfieldPFTennessee
8Hunter SallisCGGonzaga
9Caleb HoustanPFMichigan
10JD DavisonPGAlabama
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