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UNC Basketball: Tar Heels offer four-star guard Bryce Thompson

The last Heel with that name worked out well.

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The past couple weeks have been chock full of UNC basketball recruiting news. Just Thursday, Justin Pierce announced that he will be transferring to Carolina. In doing so, he joined Cole Anthony, Anthony Harris, and fellow grad transfer Christian Keeling in committing to UNC just within the last two weeks.

All four of those players will have an impact on next year’s team, but that’s not the only type of recruiting news this time of year. Yesterday, we got some news that could affect UNC’s 2020 recruiting class.

On Friday, it was reported and later confirmed that the Tar Heels have offered a scholarship to Bryce Thompson, who a class of 2020 player.

The 6-5 Thompson is a shooting guard from Oklahoma, currently ranked 61st in the 247 composite rankings. He is rated as a four-star recruit by 247. Rivals, and ESPN, and tops out at #58 between the three.

Thompson was also offered yesterday by Michigan State, which joins Kansas and several other power five programs to have reached out to the high school junior.

Between Brandon Robinson and Christian Keeling both entering their senior seasons, and Cole Anthony almost assuredly leaving for the NBA Draft, UNC could use a wing for 2020-21 and beyond, a role which Thompson could fill. Judging off his place within the rankings, one would assume that he would be a multi-year player should he come to Chapel Hill.

As of right now, Day’Ron Sharpe remains the only class of 2020 player currently committed to UNC. However, they have been several more offers over the past couple weeks, and there may very likely be more to be given out in coming weeks.