On April 23, Cole Anthony committed to the University of North Carolina. Ranked as high as the number two overall high school player in the country https://www.northcarolinatarheelszone.com/brandon-robinson-jersey-c-9.html, Anthony and the fellow 2019 Tar Heel freshmen follow the stellar class of 2018 that included Nassir Little and Coby White. The Heels are on a recruiting roll.
There was certainly a lot of excitement in the summer a year ago with Little generally ranked as the number three national recruit. The only hesitancy was that Little was joining a deep Tar Heel squad with plenty of upperclassmen leadership https://www.northcarolinatarheelszone.com/seventh-woods-jersey-c-11.html, particularly at his preferred position in the form of Cameron Johnson. Coby White largely flew under the national radar and appeared preseason to be locked in a position battle of his own.
These elements that can subdue an excited fan base are not present for Cole Anthony. Not only is Anthony a very highly ranked player that appears to have all the tools to succeed, he is in an excellent position to be a star in his first year. There is no point guard battle to be won for Anthony with White declaring for the draft and Seventh Woods transferring. Additionally, with so much talent departing from last year Nate Britt Jersey, Anthony will be poised to be a leader and the go to player for the likely top ten ranked Heels.
So the question becomes, with all of the great recruits that Carolina has seen on the hard court over the years https://www.northcarolinatarheelszone.com/vince-carter-jersey-c-10.html, who was the most highly anticipated? This is not a question that involves actual results while at the school, nor is it a conversation about the recruits who did the most to exceed expectations perhaps Luke Maye? .
The Debate for the week of June 18 Who has been the most highly anticipated recruit for the North Carolina basketball team?
Note, this list is limited to the players that have been recruited over the last 30 years, because that covers the period of time that I can attest to. Have someone else that should be considered? Fire away in the comments.