New UNC Basketball coach Hubert Davis has only been on the job for a few days but there have been positive vibes for the new hire, and that’s a good thing.
Davis is tasked with getting the North Carolina program back on track following a disappointing 2019-20 season and a first-round exit last season in the NCAA Tournament. While there will be some roster turnover from a year ago, Davis is starting to hit the recruiting trail already in terms of contacting transfer Walker Kessler.
In addition to that, both D’Marco Dunn and Dontrez Styles will remain committed to the program for the 2021 recruiting class. It doesn’t appear that the coaching switch will lead to any big changes in terms of future recruiting classes and prospects, which is a good thing.
Following the hire, another 2022 recruiting target was asked about the UNC coaching change and offered up his thoughts on it all. Five-star point guard Jaden Bradley called the change a surprise but says it really doesn’t matter who UNC hires for their coaching position.
Here’s what he told Rivals.com reporter Rob Cassidy on the situation:
“Who they hire really doesn’t matter to me,” Bradley said on Friday. “I know whoever steps in there is going to do a great job with the program.
“It was a surprise. I actually saw it right before my game, so I just decided not to focus on it. We had a big game and I focused on that. But, yeah, it was a surprise for me.”
That’s certainly good news for the UNC program as Bradley has become a big recruiting target in the 2022 class for them. The IMG Academy product is ranked No. 8 nationally, No. 2 point guard and the No. 3 player in the state of Florida per the 247Sports recruiting rankings.
Bradley does have 17 offers in his recruitment and right now Kentucky holds all three crystal ball predictions to land him. But this recruitment isn’t over and there’s still a long ways to go.
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