Hubert Davis has landed his second commitment in Oklahoma Sooner’s forward Brady Manek. The senior has one year left because of the COVID-19 rule and will be spending it with the North Carolina Tar Heels. This is a great addition to a Tar Heels’ roster that needed to add some shooting and size. Manek actually provides both for Davis and the Tar Heels’ program. He probably won’t play many center minutes for the program unless Armando Bacot stays in the 2021 NBA Draft. He could start at the power forward position or even fill in heavy minutes at both the power forward and center positions.
Brady Manek made 235 3-pt FG over the last 4 seasons.
That is 44 more than any other D-I player 6-foot-9 or taller.
Much needed big man shooter for North Carolina. https://t.co/GidBtkIo13
— Bryan Ives (@awaytoworthy) April 16, 2021
Manek is a legitimate shooter and never shot below 35 percent in a season in four years with the Oklahoma Sooners. He may only be there for a year, but he is the perfect combination of skill and experience for Hubert Davis’ first season as the Head Coach at North Carolina. His senior season was a step down from his junior year, but he still played well. He averaged 10.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last year for the Sooners. The real impressive part was his three-point percentage of 37.5 percent this past season. Overall he shot 42.2 percent from the field.
North Carolina will likely extend an offer to one more center prospect to either start or become a backup to a returning Armando Bacot. It appears that Hubert Davis will be modernizing the North Carolina offense with one traditional big man, one point guard, and three wing players. The roster is currently loaded down with tall forwards that can light it up from beyond the arc.