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UNC, Notre Dame land in top 4 for 5-star guard Cole Anthony

On the same day the field for the 2019 NCAA Tournament Final Four was settled, 5-star guard Cole Anthony announced his final four teams, too. Two ACC teams — North Carolina and Notre Dame — land in this quartet. Anthony rates as the No. 1 combo guard and the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2019 class, per 247 Sports.

Anthony visited UNC and Notre Dame last September — two weeks apart. Around that time, he trimmed Duke from his list of schools, too.

Evan Daniels of 247 Sports has North Carolina as the leader to land Anthony, which could prove pivotal. The Heels are set to learn a trio of seniors — Luke Maye, Kenny Williams and Cameron Johnson — along with two star rookies: Coby White and Nassir Little.

White’s ascent as a high-scoring freshman to projected lottery pick makes Anthony a wildly-important prospect for Roy Williams and North Carolina.

UNC currently has two signees in it 2019 recruiting class: 5-star big Armando Bacot and 3-star guard Jeremiah Francis, who has dealt with knee injuries.

Notre Dame, on the other hand, currently has zero 2019 commitments. Of course, Notre Dame did sign a five-man 2018 class, too.