The four-star prospect and UNC basketball recruiting target has impressed coaches over the past two weeks at the Peach Jam and opened up about his ongoing recruiting this weekend.
TJ Power has been a highly sought-after rookie for some time now, but the rising senior forward has recently taken his game to a new level. He was one of the hottest topics at this week’s Peach Jam AAU tournament in North Augusta, South Carolina, as college programs across the country begin to take notice.
The Massachusetts native is currently ranked the 53rd best player in the Class of 2023 by 247 Sports, but his stock appears to be rising rapidly due to his performances over the past two weeks.
TJ Power deserves to be mentioned among the top 20 players in the country. Guy does it all – can shoot, has size, can improve teammates, rebound, defend, play hard.
A major assistant told me he was the best player he had seen in the whole class.
—Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 24, 2022
After showcasing his well-balanced game in front of some of the biggest names in college basketball, blue blood programs took notice of Power’s performance. In recent weeks, he’s had offers from North Carolina, Duke, Kansas and UCLA. Other schools involved in his recruitment include Iowa, Indiana and Notre Dame.
Power gave reporters a breakdown of the process and shared his thoughts on each of those schools, including the Tar Heels. When asked about the UNC basketball recruiting team, Power told 247 Sports the following:
“I have a lot of UNC fans in my family, so it was cool to share this moment with them. Head Coach Davis, a freshman head coach, is having a national championship and I think that there’s a place for me there to play enough every year and do some damage, so I’ll definitely be looking into that one pretty seriously.
Tar Heel fans will be heartened to learn that Power seems to have Carolina blue in his blood. The 6-foot-8 forward took note of North Carolina’s run last March and clearly believes he could join the program and be a key player for the Heels in the future if he chooses that path .
With the departures of Leaky Black, Pete Nance and possibly Armando Bacot, the Tar Heels will have some reloading to do at the forward position after the 2022-2023 season. Power would be a welcome addition to a Tar Heel team that could feature plenty of new faces.
With the recent disengagement of GG Jackson, UNC’s Class of 2023 currently has only one engagement, Simeon Wilcher, who also made the most of his time at the Peach Jam. Hubert Davis wasted no time looking for someone to fill the new position in his recruiting class and TJ Power is a name to watch for UNC basketball fans heading into his season. senior.
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