This afternoon the McDonald’s All-American Game roster was officially announced on ESPN’s show The Jump. In perhaps the best news that Tar Heels fans have heard so far in 2020, four UNC commits were named to the roster. Five-star commits Day’Ron Sharpe, Walker Kessler, and Caleb Love, as well as four-star RJ Davis all made the cut, giving the Heels the most All-Americans since Joel Berry, Justin Jackson, and Theo Pinson back in 2014.
Day’Ron Sharpe is a 6’10” center that currently plays for Montverde Academy in Montverde, FL. He is the 14th best player in the country, and is the third best player at the center position. Sharpe made a significant climb up the high school rankings over the last 12 months, as this time last year he was just the 36th best player in the country. He had a monster AAU season this past summer, and continues to be dominant with Montverde. He is a strong, aggressive player that should be able to give the Tar Heels a lot of production in the post.
Walker Kessler is a 7’0” center that currently plays for Woodward Academy in Fairburn, GA. He is the 16th best player in the country, and the fourth best player at the center position. Kessler was a highly-recruited player that ended up in the middle of a recruiting battle between Duke and UNC. Despite many thinking that he would choose to take his talents to Durham, he picked the Tar Heels in order to give Roy Williams yet another dangerous big man. While Sharpe is more of a bully in the paint, Kessler is more of a Swiss army knife of a big man with many scoring moves under his belt. Perhaps his most important attribute is his ability to stretch the floor, which will cause a lot of matchup problems for teams in the ACC when he arrives in Chapel Hill.
Caleb Love is a 6’3” point guard that currently plays for Christian Brothers College in St. Louis, MO. He is the 21st best player in the country, and is the third best player at the point guard position. Love is yet another scoring machine that Roy Williams was able to land a commitment from, giving him his third elite high school point guard in the last three years. Scoring aside, Love also has the potential to be a good defender at the college level, and his facilitation skills have shown improvement. He’s having a monster year with CBC, which is exemplified by his 42-point performance last Saturday night against East St. Louis.
Finally, RJ Davis is a 5’11 shooting guard that currently plays for Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, NY. He is the 58th-best player in the country, and the 8th best combo guard in the 2020 class. While Davis is a four-star commit, the season that he’s been having makes his All-American nod less of a surprise. Much like Love, Davis is known for his scoring prowess, and is able to light it up from anywhere on the court. The duo of Love and Davis is sure to be a breath of fresh air after the tremulous season that Carolina has had this season.
The McDonald’s All-American game will take place on April 1st at 4 pm CT in Houston, TX. For those that will be in the area around that time, you can purchase tickets by clicking here when they become available.
Congratulations to all four future Tar Heels on making the All-American team. Go Heels!