UNC Basketball: 4-star prospect high on Hubert Davis, Tar Heels

Rising 4-star prospect talks highly of Hubert Davis, UNC basketball program

The North Carolina Tar Heels already have the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class for the 2022 cycle, and they’re not done yet. Despite commitments from three prospects in the top 150 of the 247Sports Composite, Hubert Davis and his new-look coaching staff continue to target better than a dozen other high school seniors, 11 of whom already hold a UNC scholarship.

Among them are a handful of highly-touted wings, a position that the Tar Heels have struggled to get pledges from over the past few years. They did, however, reel in class of 2021 small forward Dontrez Styles, the No. 62 overall prospect in the country. Davis also got a commitment from sophomore transfer Justin McKoy following his departure from the University of Virginia in the spring.

And while both are nice pieces moving forward, the Tar Heels are trying to add depth and talent to what had become a real trouble position for Roy Williams in his final years as a head coach. They’d love to get commitments from Chris Livingston or Mark Mitchell — a pair of 5-star prospects and two of the highest-rated small forwards in their class — but doing so won’t be easy. Both have offers from a number of the top programs in college basketball, and their recruitments will be among the most competitive in the nation.

One UNC target that might be slightly more attainable, and is already very high on Hubert Davis and the Tar Heels, is Archbishop Spalding’s Cam Whitmore. A 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward from Severn, Maryland, Whitmore is the 55th-ranked prospect in the class of 2022, and a top-15 wing. One of the top players in the state of Maryland, Whitmore had good things to say about Hubert Davis and the Tar Heels in a recent interview.

“I have a good relationship with the coach,” Whitmore told 247Sports’ Dushawn London. “The head coach cares about his players, he cares about me so I feel wanted there. I like how he knows what he’s talking about for the development piece.”

They have some good players in the NBA right now coming from North Carolina so I think they could be a good fit.They play fast so they would plan on using me on the wing where I can be a playmaker and make decisions when I attack the basket and kick it out to the shooter.”

Whitmore is also considering Florida, Georgetown, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Notre Dame, Penn State and Villanova — the 10 programs that made his list of finalists last week.

There’s still time left in his recruitment, and nobody has much of an idea at this point where he will end up next year. We do know that Mark Turgeon’s Maryland squad is pretty high on Whitmore’s list, as are Florida, North Carolina, Penn State and Villanova — all four are considered “warm” according to 247Sports.

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