With fall finally on its way in Chapel Hill — and UNC's other flagship sports team struggling to start their season — North Carolina basketball fans are excitedly counting down the days until their team is back in action.
They won’t have to wait much longer, as the Tar Heels will unofficially begin their season when they hang their 2017 national championship banner in the rafters of the Smith Center at Late Night With Roy in less than three weeks.
The ceremonial event will give fans a chance to meet North Carolina's eight new additions to the team this season. With that in mind, here’s an update on UNC’s current recruitment situation.
Among this season’s new additions, the standout names are five-star point guard Jalek Felton and Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson.
Felton, nephew of former Tar Heel star Raymond Felton, is an 6-foot-3 combo guard who brings excellent ball-handling and court vision to the team. But since Felton will be competing with Joel Berry II, Theo Pinson and Kenny Williams for playing time, it’s likely that the first-year will have to make most of his impact from the bench this season. Nevertheless, he’s certainly one to watch for in the future.