Jalek Felton, a 2017 point guard from Mullins, South Carolina, committed to North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple media outlets. He is the nephew of former Tar Heels point guard Raymond Felton, who led UNC to the 2005 national championship.
Clint Jackson of Rivals affiliate, Tar Heel Illustrated, is reporting that Jalek Felton has personally confirmed the commitment to him. However, Felton’s family has no confirmed the news:
Jalek Felton verbal commitment has not been confirmed by his family, when and if this happens we will make the update.
— TeamFeltonBasketball (@TeamFeltonBBall) December 30, 2014
However, Felton’s personal Twitter account, @Jalek05, has been retweeting people congratulating him on his commitment.
UPDATE (6:45): 35 minutes later it was confirmed through Team Felton’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.
The 6-foot-3 Felton is listed as the No. 6 overall player in the Class of 2017, according to Rivals. He is the first commit in that class for Roy Williams.