With players at the level of 5-star prospects, NCAA basketball recruiting tends to feature the same traditional powers fighting over the same few high schoolers. One of the key factors in whittling down those lists is the fit between a player and a program, which can sometimes make even the most successful team the wrong one for a given recruit.
North Carolina, for example, is a perennial NBA factory and NCAA title contender, but Roy Williams’ light-speed fast break isn’t for everyone. Fast-rising big man Henry Ellenson is one high-profile youngster who would do well to avoid the Tar Heels as he considers his college options.
Read on for more on the mismatch between Ellenson and UNC, along with one program that each of Rivals.com’s 5-star recruits from the class of 2015 should turn down. All teams are chosen from the list of those schools actually recruiting a given player, per Rivals, ESPN and/or Scout.com.