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UNC Basketball recruit named a standout of first McDonald’s practice

Tar Heels watch 2024 recruit, again

As the college basketball season winds down with the Final Four this weekend, the future of the sport is with the 2024 recruiting class. And the top recruits in that class are getting set to play in the 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game.

One player that is participating is North Carolina commit Drake Powell, a five-star recruit out of Pittsboro, North Carolina. The five-star recruit has elevated his game since committing to North Carolina in Fall of 2022. And now he’s continuing that into the McDonald’s All-American Game.

Powell was named one of the standouts for the first day of practice via On3’s Jamie Shaw:

Drake Powell is the ultimate connector While he might not be as dynamic as some of the others in attendance, he rarely makes mistakes on the floor. In this setting, Powell showed off his knockdown mid-range jump shot, getting to the elbows and making shots. He also knocked down multiple catch-and-shoot threes. Powell might be the best perimeter defender in this class and the ball never sticks in his hands. There is a high floor with the production looking ahead with Powell.

Powell is one of two UNC recruits who are playing in the game, along with Ian Jackson. The duo are both five-star recruits who are the headliners of the Tar Heels’ three-man class along with James Brown.

If Powell continues to elevate his play, he’s going to be even better when he arrives on UNC’s campus.

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