UNC Basketball: Tar Heels extend scholarship offer to this top-35 prospect

Roy Williams, UNC basketball program extend scholarship offer to top-35 prospect Trevor Keels just one day after watching him play at the Hoophall Classic

Just one day after attending his game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams extended a scholarship offer to Trevor Keels.

Keels is a 6-foot-5, 210-pound shooting guard in the class of 2021 that’s been gaining popularity among coaches and scouts for some time now, despite just being a junior at Paul VI Catholic in Fairfax, Virginia.

He’s an athletic player that can score from all three levels. He’s got great strength for a shooting guard, and length that should help him create mismatches on both ends of the court. He’s a solid rebounder for his position, and a capable defender.

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He was already holding offers from a couple-dozen schools including Duke, Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Seton Hall, Villanova, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. After the Tar Heels’ Hall-of-Fame head coach watched Keels play on Monday afternoon, it seemed like only a matter of time before he’d be holding an offer from North Carolina, too. As it turns out, it took just over 24 hours for Williams to make the phone call, and now the recruiting battle for one of the class’s most exciting up-and-coming prospects intensifies.

Don’t expect an announcement from Keels to come any time soon. He’s got almost a year-and-a-half before he enrolls for college, and will likely have another 15 or 20 scholarship offers by the time his recruitment wraps up.

Keels is ranked No. 35 in the 247Sports Composite for the class of 2021. He’s the fifth-ranked shooting guard in the class, and No. 2 in the state of Virginia.

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