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Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heels Hand Out Four Scholarship Offers to 2025 Prospects


While Carolina is awaiting news on players that are going through the NBA Draft process, and weighing their options in the transfer portal, Hubert Davis and his staff, were busy working the 2025 recruiting class, handing out multiple offers to high school prospects earlier today. Carolina enjoyed some great recruiting success in the last cycle, bringing in multiple McDonald’s All-Americans, both of whom, figure to play an important role in 2024-25. 

The first player that Carolina officially offered, was Malachi Moreno, a four-star center from the state of Kentucky. In the last month or so, Moreno has picked up offers from Louisville and Illinois, and those took place after multiple visits to the Kentucky program, although that happened under the John Calipari coaching staff. According to 247Sports Composite, Moreno is considered the No. 38 overall player in the 2025 class, while being the No. 5 center, but the No. 1 player from the state of Kentucky. 

In addition to Moreno, Hubert Davis also offered Nik Khamenia, a 6-8, four-star, power forward from California. According to 247Sports Composite, Khamenia is the No. 36 player in the 2025 class, the No. 9 power forward, and the No. 4 player from the state of California. UNC’s interest in Khamenia dates back to earlier this year, but he just now received an official offer. He’s already been offered by Kansas, Gonzaga, Oklahoma, St. John’s, Stanford, UNLV, UCLA, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa. 

Another player who received a scholarship offer from UNC was Braylon Mullins, a 6-5 shooting guard from Indiana. Carolina joins a list of schools to offer the four-star shooting guard, including national runner-up Purdue, along with Michigan, Cincinnati, and Butler, and of course Indiana. According to 247Sports Composite, Mullins is ranked as the No. 108 player in the class, the No. 13 shooting guard, and the No. 7 player from the state of Indiana.

Lastly, Carolina offered Derek Dixon, a 6-3, four-star guard from Washington, D.C. According to 247Sports Composite, Dixon is considered to be the No. 64 player in the 2025 class, the No. 11 combo guard, and the No. 2 player from the DC area. He’s been offered by Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Maryland, Kansas State, Miami, Syracuse, and Providence. He’s already visited both UVA and Pittsburgh.

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