Fresh off of a visit to Chapel Hill last week, five-star combo guard Simeon Wilcher has committed to the Tar Heels. His commitment was a bit of a surprise, as it is extremely early in his recruiting process considering the fact that he is a 2023 prospect.
10000% COMMITTED !— Simeon Wilcher (@SimeonWilcher) October 16, 2021
WASSUP TAR HEEL NATION! @UNC_Basketball pic.twitter.com/ADVelhC43w
Simeon Wilcher a 6’4, 185-pound combo guard that currently plays for Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, NJ. He is the 14th-best player in the country, and is the third-best combo guard. The only other official visit that Wilcher took prior to his visit to UNC was to Nebraska, and the other schools that were involved in his recruitment were Georgia Tech, Iowa, Kansas, Auburn, and Miami, among others.
Travis Branham with 247Sports describes Wilcher as a multi-dimensional guard that can impact games on and off of the ball. He also can knock down shots from all three levels on the floor, and is known as a good defender with a high basketball IQ. Wilcher’s early commitment kicked the door open when it came to whether or not he would reclassify, but his father told Adam Zagoria that he plans on staying in the 2023 class.
“We’re going to have a year of understanding what it is to play basketball at North Carolina. We just want to be ready to take advantage of the opportunity that’s given.”
Wilcher’s commitment makes him the first recruit to become a Tar Heel in the 2023. It’s an excellent start for Hubert Davis and his staff, who are shooting for the stars when it comes to the kids they are targeting. There are six five-star prospects left on their recruiting board, and that number could grow if they see additional targets that they feel would be good fit.
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