"We are very excited about Desmond's decision to become a Tar Heel," says UNC head coach Roy Williams. "He is an outstanding young man. He's going to be a successful student as well as an outstanding addition to our basketball program.
"He already has a very definite talent in his ability to block shots and he's going to continue to improve in all areas of his game. He's a welcome addition to our front-court depth, which we were not able to enjoy last year."