UNC Basketball: 4-star prospect, UNC target plans to cut list soon

4-star prospect, UNC basketball target plans to cut list after Peach Jam

Roy Williams and the North Carolina coaching staff have got their work cut out for them when it comes to the recruitment of 4-star class of 2020 prospect Lance Ware.

The top-50 recruit from Burlington, New Jersey is attracting the attention of coaches and scouts everywhere he goes, and his stock is rising as a result. He’s already got over a dozen scholarship offers from big-name schools including Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Providence and Virginia Tech.

And interest from some of the nation’s top college basketball programs continues to pour in of late, too. Along with the Tar Heels, Ware is being courted by Auburn, Kansas, Kentucky Louisville, Marquette and Michigan, each of which stands to play a major role in the rising senior’s recruitment as he works closer to a decision. But however far away from a final decision he might be, Ware doesn’t plan to keep them all on the hook for much longer.

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According to a recent interview with the Detroit Free Press, Ware is planning to cut his list down after the Nike EYBL Peach Jam is over.  Once he does, he’ll decide which of the schools will get official visits.

“As soon as Peach Jam is over, I think I’ll go back with my parents and I’ll definitely cut the list down to the schools that I’m generally interested in,” Ware said. “A lot of schools are calling right now, but obviously I can’t be interested in everybody. I’m just going to make my top 7 and go from there.”

There’s been a lot of hoopla and fanfare surrounding Ware’s recruitment in recent weeks, so nothing can be taken for granted. But based on the way that things have been going lately, I would be surprised if North Carolina wasn’t included on Ware’s condensed list.

A 6-foot-9, 215-pound power forward out of Camden High School, Ware is the No. 47 prospect in the class of 2020 according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s the No. 8 player at his position, and second in the state of New Jersey.

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