UNC Basketball: Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson among top all-time recruits

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UNC Basketball is one of the best programs in the country because they get some of the top high school talent.

North Carolina has had plenty of success on the court over college basketball history. The Tar Heels have also had several great coaches, including the recently retired HOF’er Roy Williams, but they also have had a lot of talent — not only the in-terms of those that the Heels developed but also whom they recruited. Here is a look at UNC’s top high school recruits since the mid-2000s.

10 T. Brandan Wright

The 6-9 forward spent only one season at UNC, but it was a highly productive year. Wright earned All-ACC honors, ACC ROY, and ACC MVP  during the 2006-07 season after averaging 14.7 points to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists. He shot 64.7% from the field and earned 7.6 win shares. The Nashville (TN) native led the conference in 2-point field goal percentage, effective field goal percentage, and win shares. Wright also ranked second in the ACC in field goal makes, ninth in total points, 11th in rebounds, and second in true shooting percentage.

Wright was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats with the No. 8 overall pick in 2007. He played for several teams, starting with Golden State, until 2018.

10 T. Reggie Bullock

The 6-7 guard, ranked as the No. 15 RSCI recruit in 2010, was a “3-and-D” guy who improved each year he was a Tar Heel. Bullock averaged 9.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.9 3-pointers, and 1.7 assists while shooting 51.7% from the field and 38.7% from the 3-point line for a 55.5% eFG. He recorded a 19.5 PER, 10.8 win shares, and an 8.8 BPM.

Bullock was nabbed with the No. 25 pick in 2013 by the Los Angeles Clippers. He has played for the Clippers, Detroit, Phoenix, and New York Knicks. Bullock is currently with the Dallas Mavericks.

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