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Four-star Anthony Harris commits to North Carolina

Anthony Harris North Carolina waited eight months between 2019 signing Armando Bacot's verbal commitment in August, and 2019 guard Cole Anthony's pledge on TuesdayIt only had to wait a matter of hours for its next commitment. Anthony Harris a 6-3 senior combo guard at Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI, verbally committed to Roy Williams and the Tar Heels on Tuesday during His official visit to Chapel Hill "I just got to know the coaches really well over the past two or three weeks," Harris said. "The culture there is different than any other. I had a great time at Indiana as well, but UNC is closer to me and easier for my family to see me play. I also have family in North Carolina as well. Just to be part of that culture and family and it's just different. ” Harris said the family atmosphere and the bond he built with the players and staff edited heavily in his decision to become a target. liked it all, ”he said about the visit. “I liked all the staff, the coaches, the players, just like a family environment that I would like to be in. Plus their fans, everything kind of fit together. ” During the visit, Harris said he spent time with Roy Williams who was also with two weeks ago at his school. Among the things they bonded about is their competitiveness. "He's a great guy," Harris said of Williams. “He's very competitive, just like me. He tries to beat you…

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North Carolina waited eight months between 2019 signing Armando Bacot’s verbal commitment in August, and 2019 guard Cole Anthony’s pledge on Tuesday

It only had to wait a matter of hours for its next commitment.

Anthony Harris a 6-3 senior combo guard at Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI, verbally committed to Roy Williams and the Tar Heels on Tuesday during His official visit to Chapel Hill

“I just got to know the coaches really well over the past two or three weeks,” Harris said. “The culture there is different than any other. I had a great time at Indiana as well, but UNC is closer to me and easier for my family to see me play. I also have family in North Carolina as well. Just to be part of that culture and family and it’s just different. ”

Harris said the family atmosphere and the bond he built with the players and staff edited heavily in his decision to become a target.

liked it all, ”he said about the visit. “I liked all the staff, the coaches, the players, just like a family environment that I would like to be in. Plus their fans, everything kind of fit together. ”

During the visit, Harris said he spent time with Roy Williams who was also with two weeks ago at his school. Among the things they bonded about is their competitiveness. “He’s a great guy,” Harris said of Williams. “He’s very competitive, just like me. He tries to beat you to the car, whatever it was. It’s always a competition with him. “

On the EYBL circuit last summer, Harris played for Team Takeover alongside and offered 2020 point guard Jeremy Roach . Getting heavy minutes on, arguably, grassroots basketball’s best team did wonders for Harris’s confidence and his recruitment.

He took official visits to Virginia Tech (September 7), Wake Forest (September 21), and Duke (September 28) although he officially visited Duke – and seemed to be headed towards A Blue Devils’ verbal commitment – he was never officially offered Buzz Williams just a couple of days after his visit to Durham, when Williams left for Texas A&M, Harris reopened his recruitment.

While Harris had a long list of schools, his second decision came to the Heels, Indiana, who visited this past weekend, Maryland and Virginia Tech.

“I liked everything,” Harris s aid North Carolina. “It’s somewhere I feel like I can go and develop as a player. They have a great strength and conditioning program and a doctor on staff that can get me to perform at a high level. ”Harris missed the senior of his senior high school season after suffering from ACL last December. Paul VI coach Glenn Farello said: “Anthony’s rehab is going smoothly and he’s on target for a full recovery this summer,” Farello said. 19659004] Harris ranks no. 65 overall and as the No. 8 combination guard in the 2019 recruiting class, according to the 247 Sports Composite.

“Just being an energy guy, a playmaker, defender of course, and whatever they need me to do, it’s kind of wide open,” he said when asked how he can help the Tar Heels. “Me getting to play with big” Mando again, Cole, it’s going to be great. “

Harris and Anthony – who ranks no. 3 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings – are both known for their intensity, motors and defensive abilities. The two should make the two-way backcourt when on the floor together.

“I feel like we can play together really well,” Harris explained. “Both of us can play on the ball and off the ball, both of us are playmakers. It’s going to be a great duo in the backcourt. ”

Harris is North Carolina’s fourth signing / commitment in the senior class. He is currently Bacot, Anthony, and Pickerington (Ohio) Central Guard Jeremiah Francis . Harris is the third player in the last four classes to sign with UNC in the spring after being released from a national letter of intent ( Garrison Brooks and Kenny Williams ).

North Carolina’s four-man class now consists of a pair of five-stars, a four-star prospect and a three-star recruit, and ranks no. 6 overall in the 247Sports Team Rankings

EVALUATION

Anthony Harris is versatile, can play either guard spots and he’s one of the best on-the -ball defenders in the class. He’s a true combination guard. But he’s been battle-tested, having played the best high school league in the country (WCAC) and helping Team Takeover to the Peach Jam crown. He’s physical, a high-level competitor, and a two-way guard.

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