Four-Star Guard R.J. Davis Commits to Carolina

Brant Wilkerson-New

For the third time in the past month, North Carolina got its man.

The Tar Heels kept their momentum in building one of the nation’s top recruiting classes for 2020 as four-star guard R.J. Davis announced his commitment on Monday morning at Archbishop Stepinac High School.

A 5-11, 165-pound combo guard from White Plains, N.Y., Davis chose Carolina over finalists Georgetown, Marquette and Pittsburgh. In all, Davis held offers from 29 Division I programs.

He took an official visit to Chapel Hill on Oct. 12 after trips to Marquette and Pittsburgh in September and a visit to Georgetown in June.

Capable of playing either guard spot, Davis averaged 20.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists last summer while playing 18 games for the New York Rens in the Nike EYBL. Overall, he shot 45.1% from the field, including 37 of 87 (42.5%) from three-point range.

Carolina assistant Hubert Davis served as the primary recruiter, and both he and Roy Williams visited Stepinac in September to watch an open gym.

Davis joins a class with three five-star players in Walker Kessler (No. 15), Day'Ron Sharpe (No. 17) and Caleb Love (No. 21). According to 247 Sports, Carolina’s class ranked third behind Duke and Kentucky before the addition of Davis.

The Tar Heels also remain players for top-10 recruits Cade Cunningham, Greg Brown and Ziaire Williams — all of which visited last month for Late Night With Roy.

At Stepinac, Davis is a teammate of AJ Griffin, a top-10 forward in the Class of 2021.

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