Anthony had narrowed his list down to the Tar Heels, Georgetown, Oregon, and Notre Dame. He's the highest-ranked recruit to commit to North Carolina since Harrison Barnes in 2010.
"We really just kept looking at all our schools, and I just always ended up going back to Carolina. It felt like a family to me," Anthony said on his decision to choose the Tar Heels. "I love coach (Roy) Williams, coach (Hubert) Davis. If it was up to me, I'd be on campus tomorrow."
A clear one-and-done candidate, the 6-foot-3 combo guard is explosive in the open floor and a strong ball-handler. His jump shot features an unorthodox flick of the wrist, but he's proven to be an effective shooter at the high school level and with Team USA's Under-18 squad.
Anthony averaged a triple-double - 17.8 points, 10 boards, and 10 assists per contest - during his final year of high school at Oak Hill Academy. He was named MVP of the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game and co-MVP of last weekend's Jordan Brand Classic. Anthony also had a team-high 25 points and eight boards to lead Team USA past Team World at the Nike Hoop Summit.
Last summer, Anthony shined for the United States at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship, averaging 14.3 points, 4.2 assists, 2.2 boards, and 1.2 steals per contest on 50.8 percent shooting. He was named to the All-Tournament team alongside former North Carolina guard Coby White.
The 18-year-old will join fellow five-star recruit Armando Bacot at Chapel Hill. The 6-foot-10 center played alongside Anthony at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship.
Anthony, a New York City native, is the son of former NBA player and current broadcaster Greg Anthony.