This UNC Basketball Starter Has Been Named A Sleeper For the Upcoming NBA Draft

The UNC Basketball program is clicking on all cylinders, and one underclassman is playing at a level that could be increasing his NBA Draft Stock.

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Over the nine-game win streak for the UNC Basketball program, it hasn't been just one player carrying the team, even though RJ Davis has been virtually on fire from the offensive end of the floor. While it has been a collective team effort, one individual has been improving in all areas and making the hustle plays.

That individual is Harrison Ingram. Dating back to the Oklahoma game when the win streak began for North Carolina, Ingram is averaging 9.78 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game. Throughout those nine games, he also has four blocks and nine steals.

Ingram is the ultimate "glue guy" for this UNC Basketball team. With his most recent performances and showing how he is doing just about everything for the Tar Heels, one college basketball recruiting analyst released his NBA Underclassmen Sleeper picks for the 2024 Draft and Ingram found himself on that list.

Jamie Shaw with On3Sports is a National Recruiting Analysts and ranks Ingram No. 3 in his rankings of underclassmen who could be "sleeper" picks in the 2024 NBA Draft. Here is what Shaw had to say about Ingram:

The Buzz: What a difference a year makes. Left Stanford where he was asked to be a top option, for a UNC team where he was asked to be a connecting piece, and his game took off. At 6-foot-8, 230 pounds, Ingram has no problem filling in the gaps. He is an excellent area rebounder and a quick processor with the ball. He has also shot 39.2 percent from three this season. Ingram can guard both forward spots, as he is a good team defender with length and aggression. His 1.3 steals this season is a career-high, as are his 12.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. His minutes are up, his usage is down, and his production has sky-rocketed. 

Everything that Ingram is doing to contribute to the Tar Heels this season is putting him in a position to make the jump to the next level. Of course, UNC Basketball fans would have no problem with Ingram hanging around for another year and playing alongside Ian Jackson, but if his production continues at this rate, don't be surprised to see Ingram in the 2024 NBA Draft Class in June.

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