Matas Buzelis family to meet with UNC staff

The parents of Matas Buzelis, one of the top prospects in the 2023 recruiting class, will meet with North Carolina’s staff on Thursday, April 28, per ESPN’s Jeff Borzelo.

Buzelis, a 6-foot-9 forward from Chicago, plays his prep ball for Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster Academy, a powerhouse program in the Northeast. Buzelis is a 5-star recruit; 247 Sports ranks him as the No. 4 player in the 2023 class, while ESPN has Buzelis at No. 11.

This news comes the same day that UNC landed 2023 5-star power forward GG Jackson.

Currently, Buzelis is uncommitted; however, he has significant interest from several programs, including a couple of Blue Bloods. Duke and Kentucky are the current leaders for Buzelis, although Florida State, Wake Forest and Arizona are in the mix, too.

Obviously, this is a bold move for Hubert Davis and North Carolina. Along with Jackson, the Tar Heels have another commitment from 5-star combo guard Simeon Wilcher, a Top 20 prospect in the 2023 class.

Unsurprisingly, the Blue Devils — led byJon Scheyer — have a strong 2023 recruiting class, too. This group includes international 6-foot-4 combo guard Tyrese Proctor and 6-foot-8 small forward Mackenzie Mgbako — both 5-star prospects.

Recently, Proctor and Mgbako joined a trio of previous 2023 commitments for Duke: 5-star point guard Caleb Foster, 5-star shooting guard Jared McCain and 4-star forward forward Sean Stewart.

Get ready. With Davis and Scheyer, a new generation of UNC and Duke teams look set to battle on the court and along the recruiting trail.

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