UNC Basketball: Tar Heels extend offer to 5-star Concord prospect

UNC basketball program extends second offer of 2022 class to Concord, North Carolina native Jaden Bradley

For the second time in as many days, Roy Williams extended a scholarship offer to the state’s top-ranked player. On Monday, it was class of 2021 small forward Dontrez Styles of Kinston High School. Just 24 hours later, it was Concord’s Jaden Bradley on the receiving end of a UNC offer. Bradley becomes just the second prospect from the class of 2022 to receive an offer from the Tar Heels, joining Montverde Academy’s Caleb Houstan.

A 5-star point guard from Cannon School, Bradley is ranked No. 8 in the class according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s second among players at his position, and No. 1 in the state of North Carolina. He’s already holding nearly a dozen scholarship offers, including ones from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Kansas, Tennessee, Texas Tech and Xavier. He’s also receiving interest from schools such as Duke and Kentucky, among others.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Bradley is one of the nation’s elite back court prospects, and he’s still just a sophomore. Over the next two years, expect him to have a who’s who list of scholarship offers that includes all of the blue bloods, and just about every other big name in college basketball, too.

That’s thanks, in part, to the fact that he’s a terrific lead guard with a versatile skill set that allows him to dribble, pass and score from all three levels. He’s good at running the fast break, driving the lane through traffic and scoring in transition. He’s a good rebounder for his size, and has terrific court vision.

Don’t expect to hear a college announcement from Bradley any time soon, though. This is a recruitment that we’ll likely be talking about for quite some time.

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