2020 UNC Signing Period: Tar Heels sign the nation’s No. 2 class

Over the last few months, North Carolina added commitment after commitment as the Tar Heels assembled a powerful 2020 recruiting class. With the opening of college basketball’s fall signing period (Nov. 13- 20), UNC made things official. All five members of North Carolina’s 2020 class, which ranks No. 2 nationally (behind Duke), signed on Wednesday.

All five prospects land inside the top 60 of the 247 Sports composite rankings, too. This marks three straight strong recruiting cycles for Roy Williams and North Carolina: Coby White, Nassir Little and Leaky Black in 2018 — followed by Cole Anthony, Anthony Harris, Jeremiah Francis and Armando Bacot in 2019.

Sharpe was the first of this group to commit; he picked UNC back in the summer of 2018. Kessler, however, is an especially notable signee; the 6-foot-10 center had an offer from rival Duke, and was a priority target of the Blue Devils.

Duke did manage to add another high-profile center, though: 4-star Mark Williams. Williams committed to the Blue Devils in early November.


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