Rion Brown, a standout at Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County, gave the Hurricanes a verbal commitment late Monday evening.
"It's the ACC," Brown said. "It's one of the best conferences in college. There's always great players in the ACC. There was some schools from the SEC, but the ACC beat them out."
During the July evaluation period, Brown made a name for himself playing with the Worldwide Renegades. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard is known as a shooter and he's hoping that coach Haith can continue to develop his play on the perimeter.
"Guard play [was a big factor]," Brown told Scout.com. "The last three guards they've had have been in the NBA. I'm a guard so I want to go to a guard school and they know how to play their guards and get them to the next level."
Brown recently narrowed his list of schools to Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. Alabama and Virginia both received commitments from guards, so he narrowed Georgia and Miami, before picking the 'Canes. His relationship with coach Haith played a big role in the overall decision.
"We got real cool," he said. "It was to the point where I was calling him and he was coaching and telling me little stuff to do. He's got a real good relationship with my parents too."
Brown went for 15 points and five rebounds a game during his junior year at Liberty County.