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Who Recruited North Carolina The Best?

13, Nov 2019

Who Recruited North Carolina The Best?

North Carolina has and will be for some time moving forward a hotbed for basketball talent. With signing day beginning today and running into next week, we take a look at the programs that put a premium on recruiting North Carolina. 

NC State - The Wolfpack recruited their home state as well as anyone landing point guard of the future Cam Hayes and forward Nick Farrar. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a couple more fall into place over the next week with five-star forward Josh Hall announcing his decision at any time. Hall would send this class over the top in terms of recruiting homegrown talent. 

Cam Hayes

Greensboro, NC

Class
2020
|
Position
PG
|
Height
6' 2"
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School Team
National
53
National Pos. Rank
14
State
5
State Pos. Rank
2

Hayes is a lead guard that can score from all over the floor and will have some playing time available when he lands in Raleigh. Farrar is a prospect that could see some minutes early with his rebounding and defensive presence. With Hall, NC State would get a guy that probably has the game that would translate best to the NBA level of anyone in the Southeast. 

Kevin Keatts still has one of the best classes he has put together in his short time at the school and the addition of Josh Hall would be huge. 

Western Carolina University - The Catamounts have landed three prospects ranked in our HoopSeenNC top-50 with 6-foot-7 forward Daniel Ransom, 6-foot-6 wing Josh Massey and 6-foot guard Kennedy Miles. Head Coach Mark Prosser has put a premium on North Carolina bred talent and it is paying dividends with this recruiting class. 

Josh Massey

Charlotte, NC

Class
2020
|
Position
SF
|
Height
6' 6"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
40
State Pos. Rank
10

The most ready for the college game of the three would be Josh Massey, out of Charlotte (NC) United Faith. One of the more athletic players in the state, Massey thrives in punishing the rim and scoring from the mid-range. Ransom is a guy that has a non-stop motor and is a rebounding force. He will be able to come in and get some minutes early next season with those two attributes. 

Wake Forest - Head Coach Danny Manning picked up two North Carolina seniors ranked in the top-25 from our HoopSeenNC rankings, 6-foot-5 point guard Dji Bailey and 6-foot-10 forward Jaylen Gibson. 

Djimon Bailey

Wilson, NC

Class
2020
|
Position
SF
|
Height
6' 5"
|
School Team
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
13
State Pos. Rank
4

Bailey shined during the HoopSeen Tip-Off with his size and length. He is bigger than most other point guards on the floor and is a lethal passer. He can see over smaller guards and can get hot from the outside. He comes from one of the most storied programs in North Carolina private school basketball, Greenfield School coached by Rob Salter. 

Gibson is a guy that really came on college radars in the past 8 months. He spent this past travel season with UC Dreamchasers. We saw Gibson during our Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions where he showed an ability to handle the ball off of rebounds, start the break and dominate in the paint. 


Justin Byerly
State Editor

Justin Byerly has spent the past 15 years covering North Carolina prep and grassroots basketball. He has previously worked with The Recruit Scoop and Rivals.com. In addition to that he has contributed to The USA Today, Charlotte Observer, The Asheville Citizen-Times and The Sun News. He has held The Justin Byerly Upstate/WNC Showcase the past two years and has helped student-athletes from North Carolina and South Carolina receive college scholarships. He owns The Byerly Report scouting service that has over 100 college subscriptions. Justin resides in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Danielle and four children. 

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