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Saturday / July 13.
  • Five-star Class of 2023 forward GG Jackson commits to North Carolina

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    GG Jackson is headed to North Carolina.

    The 6-foot-9 Jackson out Columbia (SC) Ridge View is ranked as the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2023 class and the No. 2 power forward. He chose the Tar Heels over Duke, UMass, Auburn, Georgetown and the NBA G-League.

    “They have shown from the start that they want me the most,” Jackson told 247Sports.com of the Tar Heels. “They have also shown that I am a top priority for their program. That is really big to me. Just about every coach recruits me from there. I talk with Sean May a lot, definitely Hubert Davis, and Jeff Lebo. They say they will put me in the right spot to get me to the NBA. Also, the family atmosphere sticks out.”

    Jackson is North Carolina’s second commit in 2023, following Roselle Catholic (NJ) and NY Rens point guard Simeon Wilcher, who last summer turned down a high-six-figure offer from Overtime Elite to remain in high school.

    Jackson averaged 22.1 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game last season.

    This has been a big week for the Tar Heels who got the news that guards Caleb Love and R.J. Davis will run it back next season along with Armando Bacot and Leaky Black, the core of their national runner-up team.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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