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Jeremiah Francis on the comeback trail

New North Carolina Tarheels point guard Jeremiah Francis has endured a hard journey to make his dream happen. Francis was able to commit and sign with the Tarheels, on November 14th, 2018, however, it has been a hard road for the three-star point guard. He is one of the best point guards in his class despite the three-star rating when he is healthy.

In Jeremiah’s sophomore year at Pickerington Central High School, he finished with a five-star rating for the class of 2019. He is a bit big for a point guard at 6’3 190 pounds. He drives down the lane with no hesitation and always finds the open man cutting through the paint. His vision is almost impossible to have at his age. Furthermore, he has a open 12-foot jumper to his arsenal and is an excellent ball handler.

In Francis’s junior year is where near devastation set in. He landed wrong causing a weird feeling in his knee. He found out he had to have microfracture knee surgery.

After the rehab he got back on the court but he knew his body well. He knew something was wrong so a year ago, they allowed the doctors at Chapel Hill to perform a second surgery this time with success. Consequently, He did have to rehab his whole senior year.

Returning to form in Carolina

Two-years have past without playing a healthy season after a unbelievable sophomore season where he averaged 17 points per game. He will attend and play for a chance at his dream with the Tarheels. A player with great talent is light years away from the talent coming in. Furthermore, Cole Anthony is another player to watch as a five-star recruit out of Oak Hill Academy. Francis will have more competition for the starting role. As a result, he will need to work hard on his reaction time and maintain his physique.

This kid is easy to root for. His work ethic to get back to the game he loves is unparalleled. Francis still has that huge frame to muscle his way to the paint to dish off or hit that patented 12-foot-jumper.

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