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UNC gets commitment from 2020 combo guard RJ Davis

North Carolina coach Roy Williams picked up another key commitment Monday morning, this time from 2020 New York (Archbishop Stepinac) guard R.J. Davis.

Davis committed to the Tar Heels, picking UNC over Georgetown, Pittsburgh and Marquette. The four-star prospect, listed at 5-11 and 164 pounds, is rated the top player in New York and the No. 7 combo guard in the nation according to 247Sports.

Davis took an official recruiting visit to Chapel Hill on Oct. 12.

Last season Davis averaged 25.4 points per game for the Crusaders. He also grabbed 7.0 rebounds and dished out 4.9 assists in 28 games. Davis played for Renaissance last summer on the NIKE EYBL Circuit, averaging 20.3 points per game, and 21.4 points per game in five games at the NIKE EYBL Peach Jam.

It’s the second straight year UNC has landed the top-ranked player out of New York. Current UNC freshman Cole Anthony was the best prep player in New York last year.

Davis gives North Carolina four commitments for the class of 2020. Davis will join centers Walker Kessler and Day’Ron Sharpe, and point guard Caleb Love.

Sports reporter Jonas Pope IV covers college recruiting, high school sports, NC Central and the ACC for the Herald-Sun and The News & Observer.