D’Marco Dunn will head to North Carolina.
247 Sports ranks the 6-foot-4 Dunn as the No. 19 shooting guard in the 2021 recruiting class and one of the top three players in the state of North Carolina. The lack of an AAU season Hurt done in the service’s overall rankings. This is still a substantial addition for North Carolina.
Class of 2021 4⭐️ D’Marco Dunn has committed to North Carolina! The 6’4 Shooting Guard chose the Tar Heels over Louisville, Arizona, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Texas, and Georgia. Dunn is a Top-90 prospect nationally. @dmarcodunn @UNC_Basketball pic.twitter.com/j1smFqI39t
— 336 Edits (@336edits) September 30, 2020
In the end, though, Roy Williams and the Heels won out over Vanderbilt and former Tar Heel forward Jerry Stackhouse, now in his second season as the program’s head coach.
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Dunn becomes the second commit in North Carolina’s 2021 recruiting class; back in April, 4-star forward Dontrez Styles, from Kinston, committed to UNC over NC State, Clemson, Maryland and Pittsburgh.
An afternoon decision for Top-75 senior D’Marco Dunn. Will choose from Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Louisville, Clemson, Georgia, and Vanderbilt.
One program is getting not only a talented scorer but a winner. Averaged 20.3 points per game last year in route to a 30-0 season.
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) September 30, 2020
Dunn and Styles are two solid additions; however, the Tar Heels have been unable to land a signature recruit to headline the class. For instance: two weeks ago, 5-star forward Harrison Ingram picked Stanford over UNC — and a host of other programs.
North Carolina is still technically in the mix for 5-star phenom Patrick Baldwin Jr., but his recruitment will come down to Duke and Milwaukee, where his father coaches. The Blue Devils are considered the strong favorites.