There wasn’t much of a reason to think that we would see any big news coming from any of the players UNC is recruiting for the 2020 class anytime soon. It is still very early in the recruiting process for each prospect on Roy Williams’ radar, and one would have figured it’d be a while before we saw a commit pop up, right? Well, thankfully we didn’t have to wait long, and Roy has just increased his depth in the post.
Day’Ron Sharpe informed Roy Williams tonight that he will be attending the University of North Carolina in 2020. This is big news, as this weekend was only Sharpe’s second visit before he decided to commit.
Sharpe is listed at 6’9 220 pounds, and currently attends South Central High School in Winterville, NC. He chose UNC over Georgetown, Virginia, UConn, and NC State. While 247 Sports has yet to list his rank amongst the rest of his class, Garner Road director Dwayne West told Inside Carolina that Sharpe is a five-star talent, and so we will see if the composite rankings reflect as such when they are released.
Here’s what Inside Carolina’s Rob Harrington had to say about the newest verbal commit:
“For a young big man, Sharpe boasts an advanced skill level and is well ahead of the curve. His hand-eye coordination is outstanding, and accordingly so are his hands, which are sure to snag even errant passes within his vicinity. He also carries a solid frame he should easily be able to augment with muscle as he matures. Meanwhile, he has a nose for finishing inside, albeit he is not as yet a truly explosive athlete. He also has a somewhat unorthodox stride. Nevertheless, with two more years of high school to play, he’s considered a national prospect for very good reason.”
It will be very exciting to see what Sharpe does during his final two years of high school. With his commitment, UNC should be in good shape in the post if we are to assume that Garrison Brooks, Sterling Manley, and Brandon Huffman will be around all four years. There are still plenty of bigs in the 2019 class up for grabs as well, so we will see if Roy can win players like Vernon Carey and Armando Bacot over.
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