Jace Freeman has kicked off his college recruitment journey with an unofficial visit to the campus of the University of North Carolina, where UNC Hall of Famer and former Detroit Pistons coach Phil Ford was his guide.
Accompanied by his parents and younger sister, Jace toured the Dean E. Smith Center where he experienced walking the tunnels to the Roy Williams Court, and spent time on the very court where legends are, and have been, made. In addition to his time on the main court, Jace Freeman spent time touring the Tarheels' practice facility where he got to see firsthand where his future collegiate practices could be held someday.
From there, Coach Ford took Jace and family to the Carolina Basketball Museum, which is located in the Dean E. Smith Center complex. Jace spent an extended period of time learning about the rich history of the University of North Carolina men's basketball program. In addition to learning about the legends who have suited up in that classic Carolina blue, and the Hall of Fame coaches who built time honored basketball traditions, Jace had the unique experience of gaining one-on-one advice from Coach Ford. We won't tell you what he said, but just know that Jace took a lot of notes and has been grinding daily to achieve his dreams in the game of basketball.
Jace Freeman is in his sophomore year at Cornerstone Prep Academy in Acworth, GA and has plans to visit several other schools from his recruitment list this fall. Jace's next stop will be an invite to the Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp in Dallas, TX to showcase his basketball talents to college coaches and national media, alongside four (4) of his ENG United teammates.
NOTE: Taking an unofficial visit to a college or university does not necessarily mean you've been extended an offer, nor does it mean you'll be extended an offer. It is possible for a coach to offer a student athlete while taking an unofficial visit, but by no means is this guaranteed. As of the date of this article, Jace Freeman has not yet received an offer from UNC Men's Basketball.