Roy Williams has been a busy man ever since the Tar Heels were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament back in March, traveling all over to find prospects to fill both his 2019 and 2020 recruiting classes. Prior to this past weekend, as far as the 2020 class is concerned, Williams had offered nine players scholarships, with a large amount of them being five-star prospects. Following the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Roy Williams added another top-50 player to his extensive wish list for next season.
Yesterday morning, Jake Weingarten from Stockrisers.com tweeted that four-star 2020 prospect Cam’Ron Fletcher received an offer from the University of North Carolina, which was later confirmed by Inside Carolina’s Sherrell McMillan. Fletcher is now the tenth recruit to currently hold an offer from the Tar Heels, and is the third small forward to be offered, joining both Ziaire Williams and Donovan Johnson.
Cam’Ron Fletcher is a 6’6 prospect out of St. Louis, MO that currently plays for Vashon High School. He is the seventh best small forward in the 2020 class, and he is the 32nd best prospect nationally according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings. Fletcher currently holds offers from a number of schools, with the most notable schools being Michigan State, Purdue, Marquette, Missouri, NC State, Ohio State, TCU, Vanderbilt, and Virginia Tech.
According to scouting reports, Fletcher is one of the better athletes in the 2020 class. His strength on offense is playing at or near the rim, and has a good amount of patience when it comes to driving to the basket. Due to his exceptional athleticism, he is able to elevate for rebounds and finish above the rim with ease. The one knock on his game is his perimeter shooting, which he has plenty of time to work on between now and when he sets foot on the campus of his choosing.
During spring AAU ball, Fletcher averaged 12.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 13 games with his team Brad Beal Elite. He was able to continue producing during the NBPA Top 100 Camp, as he finished the event averaging 13.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. His best performance in the event was during the second game on Saturday, when he finished the game with 22 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 1 steal, and shot at a 53.3% clip.
As it currently stands, 247 Sports’ Crystal Ball gives Missouri the biggest chance of landing Fletcher. It’s still pretty early in the recruiting process, and it’s likely that the Tar Heels will not be the only schools to jump into the mix with an offer before the summer is over. The one bit of concern with Fletcher is that there are plenty of higher-tiered midwest schools that have offered him a scholarship, with Michigan State being one of them. However, it’s known that Roy Williams isn’t a stranger to landing kids out of the midwest, and so it’ll be interesting to see if he will be able to gain any traction between now and next spring, or if he will simply fighting an uphill battle until the very end.