Center Brandon Huffman Commits to UNC Basketball

North Carolina picks up its third commitment in the 2017 class.

Like P.J. Hairston, Isaiah Hicks and Coby White before him, Brandon Huffman couldn't wait to be a Tar Heel.

Three weeks after receiving a scholarship offer from Roy Williams, Huffman verbally committed to UNC on Monday.

He chose UNC over an offer list that included Clemson, UConn, Georgia Tech, Indiana, NC State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

"It's home -- it's real comfortable," Huffman said. "They're a top-five program, a blue blood. They're in the best conference, I like their style of play and I think I fit their system really well, and I like Roy as a coach. He has a good history.

"I'm really excited. It's a great day to be a Tar Heel."

Huffman, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound center from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, is UNC's third commitment in the class of 2017, joining guards Jalek Felton and Andrew Platek.

His commitment is at a major position of need for Williams, who will lose senior forwards Hicks and Kennedy Meeks after this season.

Huffman played AAU with Team Loaded N.C. during the this year's travel circuit, teaming up with 2018 UNC commitment Rechon "Leaky" Black.

"Over the past 10 months, Huffman has lifted himself from obscurity into national prominence. He's a genuine center who possesses the size and frame to become one of the ACC's most physically imposing interior anchors," says Inside Carolina scouting expert Rob Harrington. "Albeit not a skilled offensive player at this stage, I admire his strength, team-oriented focus and highly aggressive style. I don't expect big contributions his freshman season but do believe he'll develop into a solid player."


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