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UNC basketball lands 4-star 2020 guard R.J. Davis

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Head Coach Roy Williams high-fives fans as he enters the arena for UNC's match-up against Auburn in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, M.O. UNC lost 97-80 against Auburn.

Four-star guard R.J. Davis will attend North Carolina and play for head coach Roy Williams, he announced Monday morning.

Davis, a White Plains, New York native and the No. 57 player in the class of 2020, according to 247Sports, picked the Tar Heels over Georgetown, Marquette and Pittsburgh. 

He shot up recruiting boards after a strong spring and summer on the Nike EYBL circuit, where he averaged 20.6 points and 3.6 assists and shot 42.5 percent from three-point range. 247Sports describes the 5-foot-11 combo guard as an "extremely quick athlete" who is "exceptionally fast and slippery with the basketball."

Davis, who attends Archbishop Stepinac high school, is the fourth member of UNC's third-ranked 2020 class, which also boasts center Walker Kessler, center Day'Ron Sharpe and point guard Caleb Love — all five-star prospects. The players comprise the Tar Heels' highest-ranked class since 2009, when Williams signed John Henson, Dexter Strickland, Leslie McDonald and the Wear twins.

Before North Carolina adds Davis and others, the team will begin the 2019-20 season against Notre Dame on Nov. 6. 


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