The commitment of Theo Pinson to North Carolina firmly establishes the Tar Heels as the No. 1 ranked class in the 247Composite Team Rankings.
Theo Pinson is UNC's latest five-star recruit.
Three 247Composite five-star prospects with different games make up the 2014 North Carolina recruiting class.
Pinson, who chose North Carolina over a hearty recruiting effort by Indiana, has a No. 12 247Composite ranking and is a slender, athletic slashing wing player. Long range shooting isn't his forte, but Pinson is at least an average shooter. His strengths, however, are getting to the rim, finishing, drawing fouls and hitting the offensive boards. Pinson is also a capable ball handler and an above average passer for a wing player.
Despite al these offensive qualities, Pinson's greatest contribution early on for North Carolina will be his defensive player. Roy Williams is certainly looking at his as a potential defensive stopper on any perimeter position.
Ranked just ahead of the 6-6 Pinson is Justin Jackson at No. 11 in the 247Composite ranking. Jackson has an evolved midrange game and a deadly floater at 6-8. He is an overall skilled offensive player in every regard. Defensively, Jackson has room for improvement in terms of strength and quickness, but he does have the length to be a disruptive defender.
In general, the work that both Pinson and Jackson do in the weight room will be pivotal to their development at North Carolina as wiry, slender players.
The third North Carolina recruit Joel Berry, however, is known for his physical strength as a point guard. At 6-1, 180-pounds, Berry is a lock down defender with a great feel for leading a team on both ends of the court.
Ranked No. 15 in the 247Composite ranking, Berry has the speed and athleticism to propel the North Carolina offensive attack to another level and will control penetration from opponents' point guards.
The main area for improvement in Berry's game is his outside shooting. But like with Pinson, it isn't like Berry is a poor shooter.
With roster needs primarily in the backcourt, North Carolina has already put together a fantastic 2014 recruiting class with its trio of five-star backcourt recruits. The Tar Heels have set the early bar for the rest of the country in 2014.