This article is part of our Recruiting Recap series.
While Memphis and Duke overhauled rosters with their recruiting efforts this season, there's still plenty of talent to go around. Both traditional powerhouse programs and those that are on the rise got in on the action.
For the backcourt players, the 2019-20 class features players who boast the prototypical skill sets of superstar guards in today's fast-paced game. They're explosive athletes who all have the potential to be considered elite at their position, and all of them find themselves in great opportunities to succeed at their respective programs.
Cole Anthony - PG - North Carolina
Anthony, who is the son of former NBA guard Greg Anthony, is the consensus top point guard in the 2019 high school class, and he will be brought into Chapel Hill to fill the vacancy at the position left by Coby White.
Anthony is an explosive point guard who plays with terrific energy on both ends of the floor. He can score from anywhere in the halfcourt, but he is at his best when attacking the hoop. Not only does Anthony have the ability to finish above the rim with ease, but he also has a soft touch when needed. Beyond that, Anthony has the ability to get his jump shot off from anywhere on the floor thanks to the elevation he gets, and his shot has improved enough over the years where he should be viewed as a legitimate threat from the outside at the college level.
Anthony's drive really shines on the defensive