North Carolina is in major jeopardy of missing the 2020 NCAA Tournament. Some are even already calling it a done deal. But help is on the way for next season.
The Tar Heels’ 2020 recruiting class is absolutely stacked. Roy Williams has three 5-stars and two 4-stars coming to Chapel Hill next season, according to 247Sports.
Perhaps even more impressive – four of North Carolina’s five 2020 signees have been selected to play in the McDonald’s All American Game on Apr. 1, 2020.
Here’s a look at UNC’s 2020 McDonald’s All American participants:
- Day’Ron Sharpe – 5-star C
- Walker Kessler – 5-star C
- Caleb Love – 5-star PG
- R.J. Davis – 4-star G
The Tar Heels’ four McDonald’s All American Game participants leads the entire country. Duke has the second-most selections with three.
The McDonald's All-American Game rosters were announced earlier this afternoon on ESPN's The Jump.
North Carolina leads the way with four signees, while Duke has three and Kentucky has two. https://t.co/79giIkFvzX
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) January 23, 2020
North Carolina is set to bounce back in a major way next season. The Tar Heels will certainly be an inexperienced bunch, but are they an early 2021 national championship contender due to overall talent?
One thing’s for sure – UNC will have plenty of size next season.
The Tar Heels’ two highest rated players in the 2020 class are both centers. Sharpe is 6-foot-10 while Kessler is a 7-footer. That height will be a major advantage in ACC play next season.
It’s been a rough season for North Carolina. But it may just be one season of suffering given the Tar Heels’ incoming recruiting class.