UNC Basketball: Analyst doesn’t like Tar Heels chances with 5-star recruit

Don’t expect the UNC Basketball program to land this five-star recruit in the 2020 class as a recruiting analyst broke it all down

The North Carolina Tar Heels currently have a five-man recruiting class for 2020 that is ranked No. 3 overall. Roy Williams and his staff managed to land three five-star recruits and two four-star recruits for this class and it’s coming just in time as the Tar Heels have really struggled during the 2019-20 season.

With this class, there is hope that the program can quickly get back to normal and make another run at a Final Four. But is the class officially done?

UNC has a few offers out to recruits still and might be able to squeeze one more player into this 2020 class. Their best bet as it stands right now is five-star forward Ziaire Williams, a product out of California that is currently playing on the loaded Sierra-Canyon High School team in Arizona.

Things have been quiet lately in Williams’ recruitment but he did make a big update, narrowing his list from seven down to five at the HoopHall tournament on Monday. UNC was one of those teams that made the list despite things not really feeling great in terms of landing him lately.

But while that was positive news and the first real good news regarding Williams in a while, one analyst doesn’t think UNC fans should get their hopes up.

In his Twitter Tuesday mailbag, Rivals reporter Corey Evans was asked about Williams and his recruitment with the chances of him landing at UNC. Evans didn’t offer any good news:

Don’t count on it. While Ziaire Williams has kept North Carolina on his list and there is still a slight chance that the Tar Heels could swoop in at the last minute and snag the five-star, I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

North Carolina is currently full on scholarships for the 2020-21 season and the feeling is that Williams will remain on the West Coast if he decides to attend college.

The Tar Heels would have to free up another scholarship by someone transferring out or a player unexpectedly leaving for the NBA Draft. At this time, there haven’t been many reports on either of those happening.

Williams doesn’t appear close to making a decision in his recruitment and that was expected. He’s always planned on announcing sometime in 2020 and it’s likely coming after his high school season is over.

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