Better late than never.
After being one of the last uncommitted top-ranked players in his class, five-star point guard Cole Anthony will play for North Carolina in 2019-20, he announced Tuesday morning on ESPN's Get Up. Anthony is ranked third among high school seniors and is the top high school combo guard in the country, according to 247Sports.
Anthony, who is averaging 18 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.5 assists for Oak Hill Academy, picked the Tar Heels over Notre Dame, Georgetown and Oregon.
"I want to thank all the schools that have recruited me and I had my final four, but at the end of the day I'm going to end up going with North Carolina," Anthony told ESPN's Get Up. "We really pushed this decision back a lot, we really kept looking at all the schools, and I always winded up going back to Carolina. It felt like a family to me, I loved Coach (Roy) Williams and Coach (Hubert) Davis. If it was up to me, I'd be on campus tomorrow."
Anthony played himself into rarified air by sweeping awards at the year's three biggest high school basketball showcases. He captured MVP of the McDonald's All-American Game and the Nike Hoop Summit earlier this year and earned co-MVP honors at the Jordan Brand Classic on Saturday.