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Heel Tough Blog: Top In-State Prospect to Commit On Wednesday

Jarod Stevenson

Hubert Davis’s basketball may be running on campus right now, but that doesn’t mean recruiting stops, as tomorrow, 2024 four-star power forward, Jarin Stevenson will announce his commitment. Stevenson, who visited UNC earlier this month, has narrowed down his recruitment to UNC, Virginia, and Alabama. Stevenson initially wanted to make his decision on potentially reclassifying by June 9th, but as you know, sometimes these decisions take time. Those in the recruiting world, believe that if ends up at Carolina or Virginia, he’ll stay in 2024, but if commits to Alabama, he would reclass, and play for the Crimson Tide this season.

Stevenson plays at Seaforth High School in Pittsboro, NC which isn’t far from Chapel Hill, so this recruitment means a little more, as Hubert Davis is trying to lock down another top in-state prospect. According to 247Sports, Stevenson is ranked as the No. 22 player in the class, the No. 4 power forward, and the No. 3 player from the Tar Heel State. Additionally, according to 247Sports Composite, Stevenson is ranked as the No. 16 player in the class, the No. 3 power forward, and the No. 2 player in the state. Davis has already landed five-star prospect, Drake Powell in the 2024 class, and this would be a big boost for the program’s presence, after a disappointing 20-13 season, which saw multiple players transfer out of the program.

If Carolina were to land Stevenson and surprise everyone by reclassifying, he would join Elliot Cadeau, and Zayden High as the incoming freshmen for the 2023-24 season. There has been push for him to reclass, to add depth to a front court, that is deeper than it was last year, but could use another body, to help out Armando Bacot. Carolina still has three scholarships available for next season, and it’s uncertain at this time, how they are going to use them all, as it’s been quiet on the transfer portal front. If he commits and stays in the 2024 class, he would join a class featuring five-star commits, Ian Jackson, the aforementioned Drake Powell, and four-star big man James Brown.

There is no time set for Stevenson’s commitment tomorrow, but the decision is expected sometime tomorrow. A commitment would make everyone feel better, after Simeon Wilcher asked out of his Letter of Intent, and decided not to attend Chapel Hill this fall.

Make sure to stay locked to the Heel Tough Blog for the latest recruiting news involving Carolina Basketball.

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