UNC starts important 2021 class, 4-star wing Dontrez Styles commits

Less than a month after extending a scholarship offer, North Carolina basketball added a commitment from Dontrez Styles. A 4-star wing from talent-rich Kinston, N.C., Styles is the first commit in North Carolina’s 2021 recruiting class. Styles is also the first No. 1 in-state prospect to commit to the Tar Heels since Theo Pinson, way back in the 2014 class.

In that span of time, UNC missed out on guys like Brandon Ingram (another Kinston product, 2015), Dennis Smith Jr. (2016) and Patrick Williams (2019).

247 Sports ranks the 6-foot-6 Styles as the No. 68 overall prospect in the 2021 class. Styles picked UNC over offers from NC State, Clemson, Maryland and Pittsburgh.