UNC recruiting target boosts his stock at recent AAU evaluation period

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With the college basketball season over, the focus is shifting to recruiting and that means a brand new evaluation period for the AAU cycle. The North Carolina Tar Heels have been out on both weekends scouting talent and watching their targets.

One player that UNC watched during a recent live period was four-star small forward Jason Asemota. The Arizona native is a 2024 prospect and is starting to draw significant interest from top programs. And there’s a reason why.

Rivals.com recently released their list of five players that improved their stock during the evaluation period and Asemota cracked that list. Here is what Rob Cassidy wrote on Asemota and his game:

Asemota has long been a high-profile prospect with a bright future. There’s a reason he currently ranks No. 25 in the Rivals150, after all. After two live periods, however, it’s clear that 25 isn’t nearly high enough for the 6-foot-9 forward who plays the circuit with The Syndicate grassroots organization. Asemota has long had the build and the agility to impress college coaches, but he’s shooting the ball incredibly well from distance lately and is slowly becoming more aggressive when it comes to getting to the basket. He knocked down six three-pointers on his way to 36 points on 14-for-19 shooting in an EYBL game over the weekend and continues to make his case to move into striking distance of the top five.

Cassidy notes that Arizona State might be an early favorite in this recruitment but programs like UNC, Oregon, Kansas, Auburn, and Illinois are also making a strong push.

Asemota is a player we will keep an eye on moving forward.

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