UNC’s 2014 class is already shaping up nicely and they are currently ranked as having the number 1 class for 2014. UNC has already landed 3 five-star recruits for the 2014 season in Joel Berry, Theo Pinson, and Justin Jackson.
Berry is a 6’0 point guard out of Florida with an incredibly advanced skill set and physique for his age. He is ranked 14th overall in ESPN’s Top 100 and is the 3rd ranked point guard. Many people believe that he may be the best point guard coach Roy Williams has ever had at UNC. Berry averaged 25 points and 4 assists per game and was named Florida player of the year last season. Look for him to make an immediate impact upon his arrival at UNC next season.
Ranked 13th overall in ESPN’s Top 100 Theo Pinson is a 6’6 forward out of Greensboro North Carolina with a wingspan of 6’10 that makes him a truly dynamic defender. Pinson is a very well balanced player who can score at ease but doesn’t mind sharing the ball either. At 182 pounds, he will probably be looking to bulk up over the next couple of years to prepare for the more physical college game.
UNC’s most recent commitment Justin Jackson is a 6’7 small forward from Texas. He is rated by ESPN as the 8th overall prospect in the 2014 class, making him coach Williams’ most highly regarded recruit. Jackson is not a flashy player by any means, but his steadiness in all areas of the game will excite UNC fans in the coming years. He is known for his excellent mid range game and his good three point shooting. Right now strength is a weakness of his, so hopefully by the time he gets to Chapel Hill he will have added a few pounds.
Over the coming months coach Williams will be looking to add to his already stacked class. UNC has already made offers to five-star recruits Dante Exum and Rashad Vaughn. If UNC were to land either of those prospects, they would be absolutely loaded heading into the 2014 season.