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UNC Basketball: In early July, the Tar Heels have the best recruiting class in the country.

You almost couldn’t ask for a better start for Hubert Davis and the UNC Basketball program in terms of their 2022 recruiting class.

Davis took over as the new head coach of the legendary UNC team when Roy Williams announced his retirement on April 1st, and he’s off to a tremendous start.
With recruiting trips and assessment periods returning to normal, Davis and his team wasted no time with the 2022 class.
In June, the Tar Heels hosted several visits and went out on the recruiting trail to evaluate hopefuls, landing three prospects thus far.

Following a visit to Chapel Hill, three-star center Will Shaver was the first to commit in early June, followed by four-star guard Seth Trimble in late June. Davis and his staff landed a big fish in the form of five-star center Jalen Washington in July, his first five-star recruit since taking the job. This three-man class is significant for Davis, because it is now the best in the USA as of July 12th.

Yes, that’s correct.

After securing the commitment from Washington, the Tar Heels have the No. 1 ranked class for the 2022 season, according to 247Sports recruiting rankings. UNC has beaten out Ohio State (No. 2), UCLA (No. 3), Kansas (No. 4) and Syracuse (No. 5) for the No. 2 spot (No. 5).

Although it is still early in the 2022 cycle, this is promising news for Davis and his team. With this class, they have laid a foundation, and they may not be finished yet.

The Tar Heels have made multiple offers to prospects, including a couple of five-star recruits who would be great additions to their class. With two big guys and a guard committed, UNC would like to add another guard or wing to the class, bringing the total number of players to four or five.In terms of the standings, this would very certainly assure a top 10 or possibly top 5 finish.

For the time being, however, UNC is savoring its good start, and fans may unwind a little as Davis continues to impress on the recruiting path.

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