North Carolina Tar Heels sophomore point guard RJ Davis has announced he will return to the program for his junior season. Head Coach Hubert Davis and the North Carolina program are gearing up to return to the NCAA championship. The rising junior guard had a stellar second year but was not mocked to get drafted in the 2022 NBA Draft. While the speculation was he would return he confirmed it on Saturday with his announcement. He joins Armando Bacot and Leaky Black in their bid to win a National Championship next year.
RJ Davis is returning to North Carolina next season, per his Twitter page.
If Caleb Love does the same, the 2023 National Title will go through Chapel Hill.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 23, 2022
In his sophomore season with the North Carolina Tar Heels, RJ Davis averaged 13.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. His assists per game led the Tar Heels this season. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 42.5 percent and a three-point percentage of 36.7 percent. Davis was a part of the “Iron Five” that played a majority of the minutes for North Carolina and averaged a whopping 33.9 minutes per game.
RJ Davis ?? Year 3 pic.twitter.com/F7PWfxnAvs
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 23, 2022
The initial plan coming out of high school for RJ Davis was likely to play at least three years in Chapel Hill. His impressive play matched with NIL deals has likely made that decision an even easier one to make for the rising junior point guard. North Carolina is returning most of its talent and will be an early favorite to cut down the nets in the 2023 NCAA Championship game. The decision of Caleb Love still looms and could put the Tar Heels over the top next year.