North Carolina lands commitment from four-star guard Davis

Rob Dauster

North Carolina landed their fourth top 50 recruit in the Class of 2020 on Monday morning, as R.J. Davis, a sharpshooter from New York, committed to the Tar Heels.

Davis is a prototype new-age lead guard. A 6-foot-1 ball-handler, he’s what basketball players that grow up watching Steph Curry and Trae Young look like. A scorer that shoots it at better than 42 percent from three, Davis is supremely skilled and the kind of tough-shot maker that has range out to 28-feet off-the-catch or off-the-dribble.

This is notable because Davis committed to the program less than a month after Roy Williams landed a pledge from Caleb Love, a top 25 point guard in the 2020 class. The two can play in a backcourt together, and it gives Roy Williams a duo that will remind the Tar Heel faithful of pairing Joel Berry and Marcus Paige together in the backcourt.

With bigs Hunter Dickinson and Day’Ron Sharpe already committed, and Armando Bacot currently a freshman on North Carolina’s roster, the future of the program appears to be in good hands.