Roy Williams back on the recruiting trail
The North Carolina men’s basketball program just solidified its best recruiting class in four years on Wednesday, but that didn’t stop head coach Roy Williams from getting back out on the road on Sunday afternoon.
Just four days after signing a pair of five-star prospects in Nassir Little and Coby White, and four-star point guard Rechon Black, Williams was in Cleveland, Ohio to visit a talented big man from the class of 2019.
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Alonzo Gaffney, a 6-foot-9, 190-pound prospect out of Garfield Heights High School, was the subject of Williams’ weekend visit. The junior power forward is the No. 35 prospect in the class of 2019 according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s a top-10 player at his position and the No. 1 ranked prospect in the state of Ohio.
247Sports’ national recruiting analyst Brian Snow states that Gaffney is a tremendous athlete with great length and quickly improving skill.
Gaffney, a four-star player in the 2019 class, holds offers from a number of big name programs including Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Ohio State and Pittsburgh. He’s also received interest from a handful of Big 10 schools including Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin.
This weekend’s trip marks the second time that a member of the North Carolina coaching staff has visited Gaffney. In September, assistant coach Brad Frederick made his way to Garfield Heights to watch Gaffney play in an open gym.
The Tar Heels already have one player, Jeremiah Francis, committed from the class of 2019. Francis is a junior point guard from Pickerington, Ohio who has already seen his stock rise since committing to North Carolina in August.
Stick with Keeping It Heel for future updates on Gaffney and the rest of the class of 2019.