North Carolina is set at the point guard position for the next few years.
Kendall Marshall is running the show this season, four-star floor general Marcus Paige is set to arrive in Chapel Hill next year and now the Tar Heels have picked up one of the best lead guards in the class of 2013.
Nate Britt Jr., ranked No. 12 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100, announced for Roy Williams and North Carolina on Tuesday night.
The Tar Heels were the favorites for Britt, although Maryland, Arizona, Georgetown and Villanova were also involved down the stretch.
Britt, a 6-foot lefty from Gonzaga (D.C.), established himself as one of the better point guards in the junior class with a high-level performance at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June. He’s not explosive, but he’s crafty and knows how to control tempo. He also knocks down shots from the arc and is very effective with his mid-range game and floaters.
It remains to be seen who will be on the Tar Heels' roster in two years, but Britt will fit in perfectly with the myriad weapons he should have at his disposal. His ability to push the ball and make plays in transition should work well with Williams' up-tempo offense.
He joins fellow five-star prospect Isaiah Hicks in North Carolina’s 2013 class.