Sunday, May 28

UNC, Duke have golden opportunity with 5-star recruit after USC firing

Ridge View's G.G. Jackson, right, defends against Mauldin's Drake Downs on Saturday at Bob Jones University.

While UNC and Duke basketball were drawing national attention during Coach K’s last home game and the 2022 ACC Tournament, a top recruiting target for both programs made plenty of news of his own.

A recent coaching change has only added to the stir.

The short of it: the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils both remain in contention to land G.G. Jackson, a five-star 2023 power forward considered the No. 1 overall junior in the country by some media outlets. And South Carolina’s Monday firing of coach Frank Martin gives UNC and Duke even more short-term opportunity.

At the same time, don’t expect any rash decisions.

Jackson, 17, prompted some social media buzz on March 3 when he told reporters he was planning to commit in “two or three weeks.” A day later, he released a top six schools list of UNC, Duke, Auburn, Georgetown, hometown program South Carolina and the fledgling NBA-backed G League Ignite team.

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