Back in early June, 3-star 2022 center Will Shaver committed to North Carolina. With his decision, Shaver became the first prep commitment from Hubert Davis, two months after he took over for Roy Williams.
The 6-foot-9 Shaver, who previously played for Birmingham (Ala.) Oak Mountain, initially planned to play the 2021-22 season — his final year in high school — for a prep program. That plan, however, has changed.
Shaver will now enroll early at UNC.
According to a report from Sherrell McMillan of Inside Carolina, the UNC coaching staff reached out to Shaver; they brought up the possibility of Shaver arriving and enrolling mid-year at UNC, during the 2021-22 season. Shaver jumped at the opportunity; he will take a redshirt upon arrival.
With currently one unused scholarship for next season, the Tar Heels can take Shaver early. This will allow Shaver to get on campus, learn North Carolina’s system and practice against a talented frontcourt group: Dawson Garcia, Armando Bacot and Brady Manek. That’s valuable.
Prior to his arrival in Chapel Hill, Shaver will finish some course credits and workout with a trainer.
Shaver is one of three 2022 commits for UNC — along with 5-star center Jalen Washington and talented 4-star guard Seth Trimble.