4-Star G Anthony Harris Commits to UNC Hours After 5-Star G Cole Anthony

Megan ArmstrongCorrespondent IApril 23, 2019

Source: 247Sports

The North Carolina Tar Heels are having a good day as two of the nation's top boys basketball prospects committed to play for Roy Williams within hours of each other. 

Following 5-star guard Cole Anthony's announcement Tuesday morning on ESPN's Get Up, 4-star guard Anthony Harris tweeted out a video that spliced in footage of himself in North Carolina blue:

Harris is ranked No. 65 nationally by 247Sports out of Paul VI Catholic in Fairfax, Virginia.

This is a particularly good get for the Tar Heels, considering Harris was previously committed to Virginia Tech. He reopened his recruitment at the start of the month after head coach Buzz Williams left for Texas A&M. 

Harris is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in December, and the 6'3", 180-pound guard posted photos to Instagram of himself on crutches in January with the pointed caption, "Through the night when it be stormin, hoping everything could clear up by the mornin"—lyrics from NBA Youngboy's "Through the Storm."

Paul VI Catholic High School coach Glenn Farello expects Harris to be clear to play by August or September, according to an email he sent to Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times

Harris and Anthony bolster a 2019 UNC recruiting class that already includes 5-star center Armando Bacot and 3-star point guard Jeremiah Francis.

Bacot has been vocal on Twitter about his two new future teammates: 

Together, they will replenish a Tar Heels program that saw freshman point guard Coby White, freshman forward Nassir Little declare for the NBA draft. Seniors Luke Maye and Kenny Williams as well as graduate transfer forward Cameron Johnson are gone, too. 

North Carolina (29-7) made it to the Sweet Sixteen before they fell 97-80 to Auburn. 

 

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