By, Mark Krings
The 2020 Tar Heel basketball recruiting class continues to see positive developments; first the class moved to number two in the 247Sports rankings, and most recently, the development of Mac McClung’s transfer from Georgetown. If anyone could add to this already star-studded class, it would be a player who possesses the experience and game attributes of McClung. If Coach Roy Williams and staff express interest, it is thought that McClung will have mutual interest. While the McClung recruitment plays out, we will continue to focus on the already committed prospects that are Chapel Hill bound.
The third commit breakdown is RJ Davis. Davis is a 5-foot-11, 164 pound combo guard from White Plains, New York. He is a four star and 247Sports 47th rated prospect. As a senior in high school, Davis averaged 26.5 points, 5.3 assists, and 2.1 steals. With 2,446 points scored, Davis became the all-time leading scorer of the Westchester County area of New York.
What Davis brings to this class:
-Davis is an aggressive and versatile scoring guard. According to NYCHOOOPS.net, as a senior in high school, Davis shot 46% from the field, 34% from three, and 87% from the charity stripe, averaging close to 10 attempts per contest
- Davis is a good ball handler with the ability to drive the lane and finish or create for others -Davis brings much needed back-court versatility. Davis looks to mainly play off the ball, but he is also capable of serving as a backup point guard
-The overall toughness and grit that Davis brings is best exemplified by being an undersized guard who averaged 8 rebounds a game as a senior in high school. To draw a comparison, Davis brings a Joel Berry type toughness.
Former Tar Heels comparisons:
- Joel Berry
Bottom line: Davis comes to Chapel Hill as a McDonald’s All-American, a Jordan Brand Classic nominee, an Allen Iverson Game nominee, and Gatorade’s Mr. Basketball for the State of New York. Davis is a player who figures to have an immediate impact. He will compete with Anthony Harris to earn the starting shooting guard spot. If he doesn’t end up starting, Davis will still play valuable minutes with UNC back-court partner, Caleb Love. When playing alongside Love, Davis will play a role similar to what Marcus Paige played when playing with Joel Berry. If stats from Davis’s senior season at Archbishop Stepinac are any indication, Davis has the chance to be a multi-year, Theo Pinson type stat sheet stuffer.
Up next, Walker Kessler