Class of 2014 North Carolina basketball verbal commit Joel Berry reached a huge milestone in his young yet storied career this past weekend. The Lake Highland student surpassed his 2,000th career point as a player for the school when his team defeated Tampa Berkeley Prep in the Berkeley Prep Invitational championship game on Saturday.
Berry’s mixtapes alone are exciting Tar Heel fans nationwide but it’s pretty significant for the young point guard to have scored 2,008 points in his time at Lake Highland well before his season will end.
“Joel is an absolute wonderful basketball player,” Lake Highland coach Jason Vallery said in a recent article. “When called upon he steps up offensively. He leads our team in assists, rebounds and steals.”
With the issues North Carolina has been having this season, there is not doubt that Berry is going to be a key player for UNC next season and one the Tar Heels will need.
The 6’1″, 180 pound guard ranks 25th nationally according to Rivals and has been turning heads of coaches and schools all across the country despite having already given Roy Williams a verbal. Don’t worry, other coaches are just preparing for just how tough North Carolina will be with Joel Berry and how great of a player he is and can grow to be at Chapel Hill!