5-star junior level guard Elliot Cadeau introduced his dedication to North Carolina on Wednesday, changing into the highest-ranked 2024 prospect to make his school determination this early within the course of.
Cadeau selected the Tar Heels over a last record that additionally included Texas Tech, Louisville, Syracuse, Kansas and Texas. He took official visits to Carolina, Tech and Louisville.
“When I think about UNC, I see a winning culture and I want to be a part of it,” Cadeau instructed ESPN.
A 6-foot New Jersey native who attends Hyperlink Academy (Missouri), Cadeau is ranked No. 11 in 2024. He slots in because the No. 2 level guard within the class, behind solely David Castillo. Assuming Cadeau results in Chapel Hill, he shall be North Carolina’s highest-ranked signee since Cole Anthony picked the Tar Heels within the Class of 2019.
“Hubert Davis has been recruiting me for a long time,” Cadeau stated. “He has made me a priority, and that means a lot to me. He said I would have a chance to start. Coach Davis is a genuine guy.”
Cadeau has usually been linked to a possible reclassification, which might enable him to enroll at Carolina in 2023 and go well with up for the Tar Heels subsequent fall. Caleb Love and R.J. Davis, UNC’s present beginning backcourt, opted to return to high school final spring however may resolve to check their NBA draft probabilities after this season.
Cadeau has stated previously he’ll resolve whether or not to reclassify after the July dwell interval.
One of many elite passers in the highschool recreation, Cadeau can execute any move with accuracy and timing. A few of his greatest appears are the hit-ahead passes in transition or drive-and-kick passes within the half courtroom. He delivers shootable passes and possesses high-level decision-making potential. Cadeau operates with precision in ball screens by attacking and studying the protection. He has a burst of pace within the open flooring and will get into the paint in a half-court setting. He is additionally a better-than-average exterior shooter who can preserve defenses trustworthy.
Cadeau is North Carolina’s second dedication within the 2024 class, becoming a member of ESPN 60 capturing guard Drake Powell. The Tar Heels now have two of the three highest-ranked dedicated juniors.