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2018 Five-Star Wing Nassir Little Commits to North Carolina

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Nassir Little, the 6-foot-7 wing out of Orlando Christian Prep (FL), announced his commitment to North Carolina on Wednesday, via his AAU coach, Darryl Hardin.

Coach Hardin caught up with D1Vision to talk about Little’s commitment to the Tar Heels.

“He has always pictured himself in that jersey. They have a need for a true wing and he could have an instant impact day one, on the team, offensively and defensively under Roy Williams,” said Hardin. “In Roy’s offense you can find him getting easy baskets early with the secondary break. He can also be used how they used Harrison Barnes. Defensively he is a guy that can guard multiple spots effectively.”

Little believes the opportunities presented at Chapel Hill fit the bill for his next set of objectives.

“North Carolina is a place where Nassir can go and achieve all of his goals,” Hardin continued. “Playing in the NCAA Tournament, winning a National Championship, having an instant impact on the program, and continue his development to become the next North Carolina guy in the NBA.”

Little chose UNC over his final five of Arizona, Miami (FL), Duke, and Georgia Tech. Arizona and Miami (FL) essentially eliminated themselves with potential issues arising from the FBI bribery scandal.

Little had possibly the biggest breakout of the summer, rising rapidly in the 2018 player rankings.

“Nassir Little is the most urgent ranking adjustment coming out of this period,” Jerry Meyer of 247Sports said via his Twitter account. “Easily a top 10 prospect in 2018. Total package for a wing or forward.”

According to 247Sports, Little is ranked as the No. 9 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 2 player from the state of Florida. He joins five-star combo guard Coby White and four-star wing Rechon “Leaky” Black in Carolina’s 2018 recruiting class. The commitment of Little moves North Carolina to the top spot in the 2018 247Sports class rankings.

Playing with 1Family Hoops (FL) on the Adidas circuit this summer, Little averaged 17.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 24.8 minutes per outing.

 

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