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UNC Basketball Recruiting: Two Tar Heels ranked in ESPN 100′s Top 10


Roy Williams has put together one of the best recruiting classes not only in the country, but in recent years at UNC for 2014. With Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson, and Joel Berry lined up for their arrival later this year, the Tar Heels will have an impressive roster. There is still the chance of adding one more to the class in Rashad Vaughn.

Earlier on Thursday, ESPN released their new rankings of the 2014 recruiting class. It shuffled several players across the nation around including putting two Tar Heel recruits into the top-ten.

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Justin Jackson is ranked 8th in the country and still carries his five-star ranking. Jackson is on his way to making history as a home-schooled student to rank as one of the nation’s best players.

After some time on the outside looking in, Theo Pinson has returned into the top-ten in the latest release of the ESPN Top 100 rankings. Pinson is a 6-6, 190 pound forward that stunned most when he committed to North Carolina over the Indiana Hoosiers last year. Pinson was ranked 10th in the latest rankings!

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Joel Berry didn’t make the top-ten, but he still ranks as one of the best players in the class. The 6-0, 185 pound point guard is a five-star guard that comes in at No. 16 in the nation. His early leadership traits will be a huge asset for the Tar Heels when he arrives.

All three of North Carolina’s recruits were named to the McDonald’s All-American team yesterday. Should Rashad Vaughn commit to UNC after his visit next month, all four of UNC’s recruits would be representing the school in the game.

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  • Kevin Lamont Harris

    This article does not say what Pinson is ranked. It says he is in the top ten but does not say where.

    • Bryant Douglass

      Thanks for pointing that out! I will update it! He’s ranked 10th!

    • m brown

      It’s on ESPN recruting nation top 100.