A day after rival Duke picked up a commitment from a five-star Class of 2013 recruit, North Carolina snapped up an elite junior guard of its own.
of Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
gave the Tar Heels their second Class of 2013 commitment Tuesday night in front of friends, family and teammates during a ceremony at the school.
Britt, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard, is ranked No. 19 in the MaxPreps Class of 2013 Top 100. He plays club basketball with D.C. Assault, which has sent three recent points guards (Nolan Smith, Tyler Thornton and Quinn Cook) to Duke, and also produced Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley.
As a sophomore at Gonzaga, Britt averaged 13.6 points and 5.2 assists per game, helping the Eagles go 26-8 and reach the finals of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. With fellow juniors Kris Jenkins
and Charles Glover
back, as well as sophomore Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof, the program has high expectations once again in 2011-12 and is ranked No. 16 nationally in this week's Xcellent 25
Britt picked the Tar Heels over Arizona, Georgetown, Maryland and Villanova. Isaiah Hicks
, a 6-8, 200-pound forward from Webb (Oxford, N.C.)
is the other 2013 prospect with a standing pledge to Roy Williams' program.
Current UNC point guard Kendall Marshall is also a product of the WCAC, graduating from Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.)