North Carolina adds big man to 2017 class

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After visiting Chapel Hill this past weekend for the annual Late Night With Roy, a 2017 big man verbally committed to North Carolina.

Sterling Manley, rated as a three-star center by Rivals, announced he had committed to the blue blood school via his personal Twitter account.

Manley, a 6-foot-10 center from Pickerington Central High (Ohio), joins a recruiting class headlined by five-star lead guard Jalek Felton. It also includes three-star shooting guard Andrew Platek and fellow three-star center Brandon Huffman.

The Tar Heels are graduated the projected starting frontline of Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks this spring, so landing front court pieces has been a point of emphasis for Roy Willliams and his staff on the recruiting trail.