The North Carolina Tar Heels were able to land a second post player on Sunday afternoon when Ohio native Sterling Manley picked the Tar Heels over Xavier, Purdue, and West Virginia. Manley, who hasn't played since February, caught the attention of the UNC staff in the fall and committed to the Tar Heels following his official visit.
"I appreciate all of the college coaches that have recruited me, but me and my family have decided that the University of North Carolina is best for me," Manley announced.
Manley is a legit 6-foot-10 big man who has improved his conditioning and his offensive game recently. After beginning to improve as a junior, Manley suffered a broken leg that cut his high school season short, and then caused him to miss the entire summer of AAU.
Even after missing so much time, Manley saw his recruitment soar as coaches came in to watch him during the fall. Roy Williams was one of those coaches, and after making an official visit Manley decided that North Carolina was perfect for him.