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Five-star recruit Jalen Washington commits to North Carolina

Jalen Washington of the juniors, at Brownsburg High School on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, during junior vs. senior all-stars exhibition action. Junior Vs Senior All Stars Face Off

Five-star Class of 2022 center Jalen Washington announced on Instagram Friday he has committed to play for North Carolina.

Washington, a 6-foot-9 center from Gary, Indiana, chose the Tar Heels over in-state Indiana, Stanford, Alabama and Michigan State.

He was ranked No. 21 overall in his class, and the No. 4 center, in 247 Sports’ composite rankings. ESPN ranked Washington No. 21 as well, and Rivals pegged him No. 26.

“100% COMMITTED TO @unc_basketball,” Washington wrote on Instagram. “CHAPEL HILL WE LIVE!!”

North Carolina coach Hubert Davis secured his first five-star prospect and third overall high school commitment since taking over the job from the retired Roy Williams. It comes the same week that the Tar Heels landed transfer Dawson Garcia from Marquette after he removed his name from the NBA draft.

–Field Level Media