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NC Insider: Evaluating the Early Signing Period - Part IV

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

The early signing period has come and gone.  Over 215 players in North Carolina have made a commitment to a school of their choice.  While some players may not sign in the early period, for numerous reasons, this week does provide the opportunity to dive into the commitments from across the state. 

At the Division I level, all 16 in-state schools received commitments from North Carolina players.  UNC Wilmington led the way with 10 in-state commitments.  Appalachian State is right behind them at 9 commitments.  Duke and High Point dipped into their home state receiving one and two commitments respectively. 

To dive into the signing period and get a glimpse at each school’s future, we will be looking at each school individually and briefly breaking down their 2018 class.  The schools may have more commitments in their class than listed, as each listing will only highlights the North Carolina commitments that are present in the PBR commitment database.  The player rankings and average rank per player in the class comes from the recently updated North Carolina Class of 2018 Rankings

UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, Western Carolina, and North Carolina State have each experienced post season success in recent years and are looking to continue that trend with their commitments.  UNCW committed the most North Carolina players, with 10 commitments from the state.  Each program has a reason to like the future forecast with these players on the roster. 

Each player listed is linked back to their player profiles so fans can see scouting reports, past news stories, and video collected by PBR's staff.  In the coming days, we will continue to look at each in-state Division I school and highlight other schools in the state making a splash with their 2018 commitments.

NC Insider: Evaluating the Early Signing Period - Part IV

UNC Greensboro

  • 4 Committed Players from North Carolina
  • Average Rank of NC Committed Players – 91
  • Top Ranked Commit – Zack Budzik









Zack Budzik


Sun Valley



UNC Greensboro

PLUS:  Player rankings, signing class reports, and featured videos on UNCG, UNCW, NC State, and Western Carolina's 2018 classes.


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