TJ Power, a 6-8 power forward from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts announced his commitment to Duke University, spurning UNC, Virginia, and others. Power is a member of the 2023 recruiting cycle, and is highly regarded as one of the better stretch fours in the high school ranks, according to 247Sports Composite, Power is considered the No. 24 overall player in the 2023 class while being ranked as the No. 6 power forward, and the No. 1 player from Massachusetts. Power visited Carolina back on July 25th, but the next day was in Durham and ever since then, his recruitment was trending towards his signing with the Blue Devils, as new head coach Jon Scheyer is off to a hot start on the recruiting trail.
Carolina is still trying to piece together the 2023 class, as Simeon Wilcher is currently the only player committed to Hubert Davis in that recruiting cycle. Of course, UNC had landed Gregory “GG” Jackson, before he de-committed earlier this summer, and reclassified to join South Carolina’s program starting later this year. The only other current offer that Hubert Davis has extended in the 2023 class, is Zayden High, a four-star power forward from Texas. After missing out on Power, expect Davis and his staff to ramp up the interest in premier players like four-star Isaiah Miranda from California or fellow four-star power forward Akil Watson from New Jersey. With Carolina looking at potentially losing Caleb Love and R.J. Davis after the 2022-23 season, that leaves some questions in the Tar Heels' backcourt for next year, local product Trey Parker, from Charlotte, NC is a name to keep an eye moving forward during the remainder of the recruiting season.
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