UNC Basketball: Tar Heels commit visits on Saturday afternoon

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 16: The North Carolina Tar Heels Ram reacts to their 84-66 victory over the Lipscomb Bisons during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 16: The North Carolina Tar Heels Ram reacts to their 84-66 victory over the Lipscomb Bisons during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /
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The UNC Basketball program received a visit from a five-star commit in the 2020 recruiting class as it was a big recruiting day on campus

The North Carolina basketball program is struggling this season as they saw their two-game win streak end at the hands of Boston College on Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped UNC to 10-11 overall on the year and 3-7 in conference play.

Going into Saturday’s game vs. Boston College, the excitement level was high due to the return of freshman point guard Cole Anthony. The Tar Heels were hoping to win three-straight and build some momentum going into a tough stretch upcoming featuring games against Florida State and Duke.

While UNC ended its day in disappointment, there is still some hope for a brighter future beginning with the 2020 recruiting class. One of those members of that class, five-star center Walker Kessler, was in attendance for Saturday’s game:

Kessler took in the game and was on campus as he’s in the middle of his senior season at Woodward Academy in Georgia, where he’s been very impressive and is considered one of the top players in the country. He’s one of five commits for UNC in their 2020 class, including three five-star recruits.

With the 7-foot, 245-pound big man that is ranked No. 17 overall by 247 Sports, the Tar Heels should be excited for their future class. Kessler will give them another skilled big man along with five-star Day’Ron Sharpe also signed and the possibility of both Garrison Brooks and Armando Bacot also returning.

In addition to Kessler visiting on Saturday, the Tar Heels football program also hosted another junior day as the quiet period is set to begin.

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