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Heel Tough Blog: UNC Misses Out on 2024 In-State Prospect

It’s been an up-and-down recruiting month for Carolina Basketball, and the downward spiral continues after Carolina missed out on local four-star prospect, Jarin Stevenson. Stevenson chose the Alabama Crimson Tide, over Carolina and Virginia, and will reclassify, to join the Alabama program this upcoming season. Missing out on Stevenson comes shortly after UNC saw five-star prospect, Simeon Wilcher, ask out of his letter of intent, just before he was supposed to arrive on campus. When Stevenson visited campus earlier this month, the belief was that he was going leave his visit, with a UNC commitment, and a decision to reclassify and join the team this year, now neither of those things is going to happen.

Hubert Davis was hoping to add Stevenson to a class that features a local five-star prospect in Drake Powell, another five-star in Ian Jackson, and a four-star big man, James Brown. As is always the case when Carolina misses out on a top recruit, fans are going to overreact and express their concern about Hubert Davis’s ability to recruit, but that shouldn’t be the case. The 2024 class, without Stevenson, is really strong, and that’s even factoring in Elliot Cadeau’s decision to reclassify.

Carolina is still very active in the 2024 cycle, as they are still expressing interest in a five-star point guard, Boogie Fland, as they're hoping to add another five-star to the 2024 class, that already has two committed.

Make sure to stay tuned in to the Heel Tough Blog for the latest Carolina Basketball recruiting news.

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