Five-star college basketball recruit Cole Anthony was a hot target. Now, he has finally decided where he will begin his collegiate career. On Tuesday, April, 23, Anthony announced that he will be joining Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Anthony, the 6-foot-3 New York City product who is the son of former NBA star and current commentator Greg Anthony, announced his decision at his high school.
“I always wanted to play on the highest level,” Anthony said, via the New York Post. “They have a winning culture, and I want to be a part of it.” “It’s a validation of all of his work he’s been putting in,” said his mother, Crystal McCrary-McGuire. “It’s the next step in his journey.”
Anthony was the MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic.
And the good news for North Carolina fans is that Anthony does not believe the hype.
“I really don’t look into the hype,” he said. “I put in so much work, I don’t feel it at this point. I’ve had pressure on my back for a while. At this point, it’s another part of the game I have to deal with. As a freshman, my No. 1 goal is to get to the Final Four.”
North Carolina better hope he achieves his goal, because Anthony is likely a one-and-done player.