UNC Basketball extends offer to Class of 2025 prospect who jumped back on their radar

Hubert Davis and the UNC basketball program have jumped back into the mix for this 6-foot-11 standout.
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In the recruiting world, it's common for programs to show interest in a player only to have it cool off a bit.

Whether it's the program focusing on other potential targets or simply them not seeing a fit with the respective player, there are plenty of instances where players hear from certain schools and coaches but never get an offer from them.

Hubert Davis and the UNC basketball program are an example of that with Niko Bundalo, a player that caught their eye months back. The Tar Heels made initial contact but nothing ever surfaced from it, until now.

Inside Carolina was the first to report that the UNC basketball program has extended an offer to Bundalo. This offer comes after the Tar Heels' coaching staff saw him play at the recent adidas 3SSB event.

The 6-foot-11, 195-pound forward from Hudson, Ohio, is regarded as a top-25 player, as 247Sports Composite deems him a five-star talent who sits No. 24 overall nationally in the Class of 2025. Along with his top-25 ranking, Bundalo is considered the top available talent from the state of Ohio.

Bundalo isn't short on scholarship offers, as he's received plenty during his recruitment. Some of the programs involved in his recruitment include Alabama, Creighton, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, UCLA, and Virginia, among plenty of others.

Things always seem to be changing on the recruiting trail, as Hubert Davis and his staff saw something in Bundalo that made them reconsider getting back into his recruitment. It will certainly be interesting to see if the Tar Heels offer makes an impact on his recruitment, as Ohio State and Kentucky are teams to keep an eye on in this recruitment.

With his size and skillset, Bundalo is a player who could fit in really nicely to the UNC basketball program's "stretch four" position. Even though they were late to officially jump into the mix, there's still plenty of time for Hubert Davis and company to make up for lost time.