For the 500-lb recruiting gorillas along Tobacco Road, the offseason arrival of a flood of elite freshmen is par for the course. As such, it’s no surprise that the ACC features plenty of new faces who will be major contributors from Day One.
The headliner of this year’s freshman class at North Carolina is standout point guard Marcus Paige. Paige won’t make fans forget Kendall Marshall quite yet, but he’ll certainly help keep Roy Williams’ offense among the best in the nation in his first season of college ball.
Herein, a closer look at Paige and the rest of the top freshmen—plus one noteworthy transfer—arriving in the ACC for next season.