Paolo Banchero, a five-star forward prospect out of the 2021 college basketball recruiting class, will be seen by the North Carolina Tar Heels on Monday. The famed ACC program will be sending an assistant to check in on the forward.
This report was relayed to the masses on the mean streets of Twitter by Rivals and Stockrisers reporter Jake Weingarten, who previously mentioned how the Duke Blue Devils are growing increasingly interested in the talent young man. As a note, the John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats have already offered Paolo Banchero a scholarship.
For what it’s worth, the interest appears to be flowing both ways between the forward and the Kentucky Wildcats.
“I mean, it’s Kentucky. You know, they’ve been putting dudes in the league, getting to the tournament, getting to the Final Four, championship, all that, for 10 years now,” Paolo Banchero recently said after showing out at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia.
Not only do all reputable recruiting service outlets have Paolo Banchero pegged as a five-star caliber player, but most tend to agree he’s one of the six (or so) best players in the entire 2021 recruitment cycle.
Nevertheless, even with programs like Kentucky and Duke also in the mix, the North Carolina Tar Heels will clearly be chasing after his services. As it always is, only time will tell us where he inevitably commits.
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