Updated: May 31, 2020
By, Mark Krings
Our next commitment was the first of the 2020 class. Coach Roy Williams offered the scholarship in April 2018. A short two months later, a commitment followed. From Winterville, North Carolina, this player grew up dreaming of being a Tar Heel.
The fifth commit breakdown is Day’Ron Sharpe. Sharpe is a 6-foot-10, 246 pound center from Montverde, Florida, via South Central High School in Winterville, NC. As a senior, Sharpe transferred to nationally recognized Montverde Academy, where he teamed with eight other top 65 recruits. Sharpe is a five star and 247Sports 13th rated prospect. As a senior at Montverde Academy, Sharpe averaged 12.1 points while shooting 68.3% from two.
What Sharpe brings to this class
*Sharpe is most well known for how relentlessly he plays at all times. Sharpe has a “motor” that is unmatched by many.
*To say Sharpe is “reckless abandon” on the boards would be putting it lightly. Sharpe is also a natural rim protector.
*Sharpe has a soft touch around the basket, runs well in transition, and is a good passer. *Sharpe adds even more size, strength, and athleticism to an already daunting and physical Tar Heel front court.
Former Tar Heels Comparisons
Over the course of his recruitment, Sharpe has continued to get better and better. Sharpe is a very skilled traditional back to the basket post player. Sharpe has a knack for being able to seal his defender and is capable of scoring over either shoulder. Sharpe will give returning big man Armando Bacot all the competition he can handle for not only minutes, but the starting center job.
Sharpe comes to Chapel Hill as a McDonald’s All-American and a USA Nike Hoop Summit Team nominee.
Up next, Caleb Love