It was a busy week in the recruiting world for Carolina Basketball, as UNC hosted two more recruits on visits, and coach Hubert Davis and his staff were busy attending multiple camps, scouting players for next year's recruiting class. As of right now, UNC only has one commit in their 2022 recruiting class, WIll Shaver who visited campus earlier this month and committed to Hubert Davis before even leaving Chapel Hill. Since then UNC has hosted multiple more visits, and while they’ve yet to land a commitment, they could land one as soon as tomorrow.
Five-star point Jaden Bradley was on campus last week and is the focus of this recruiting class. Hubert Davis has made it known he wants to play with multiple point guards at the same time, something we haven’t seen since Marcus Paige and Joel Berry back in 2015-16. Also with as much turnover as UNC has had at the point guard position since the graduation of Joel Berry back in 2017, there’s no such thing as too much back court depth. Bradley is the No. 13 players overall in the 2022 class, including being the No. 2 point guard, and the No. 4 player from the state of Florida. Bradley is one of the more desired recruits in this class and has already visited Michigan, Alabama, and Arizona. Kentucky also figures to be in the mix for Bradley, as this is going to be Hubert Davis’ first major recruiting battle.
In addition to Bradley’s visit four-star combo guard, Seth Trimble was also on campus for his visit and has announced he will commit tomorrow. Trimble, the younger brother of former Tar Heel J.P. Tokoto was joined by his brother on his visit, as the Carolina Family is showing how much they want Trimble in Carolina Blue. Trimble had a fantastic junior season where he averaged over 20 points per game, while also contributing in the rebounding and assists categories as well. He would be an ideal fit for UNC, as he gives them another ball handler and someone who can score while playing off the ball. His recruitment is believed to be down to just UNC and Michigan. 247Sports has crystal balled Trimble to UNC, with a confidence level of 6.
While UNC was busy hosting two visits, they were also busy watching players for the 2023 recruiting class as well. Tuesday was the first day schools could contact recruits for 2023, and UNC offered Gregory Jackson from Ridge View High School in Columbia, SC a scholarship. Jackson, who will most likely be a five-star player the next time they update their rankings, is a power forward, with the skill and agility to play on the perimeter. Jackson is being recruited by virtually every school from the ACC, and as his game develops, expect more programs to be involved.
Jackson wasn’t the only player to earn an offer last week, as Cam Whitmore got offered after Hubert Davis saw him live in person. Whitmore, who averaged over 20 points and 11 rebounds as a junior last season, has the scoring ability Hubert Davis is looking for in a wing player, while also being able to defend and rebound at a high level. Whitmore plays for Team Melo, will have more opportunities to shine this summer, and earn even more high profile offers.
Lastly, Tyler Nickel also was offered by North Carolina, after Hubert Davis was also in-person to see him play. Nickel is a 6-7 wing player and is currently ranked as the No. 70 player in the 2022 cycle, according to 247Sports Composite. Nickel is a dynamic wing, that can score the basketball in a variety of ways. Like Whitmore, Nickel fits the mold of what UNC wants in their wings moving forward, as one thing that has plagued the program since the graduation of Cam Johnson has been great play from the 3-4 positions.
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