South Carolina is now the favorite to land 247Sports’ No. 2 player in the 2023 class.

GG Jackson, 247Sports’ No. 2 men’s college basketball recruit in class of 2023

announced his decommitment from North Carolina in a tweet late Thursday night.

Jackson thanked Tar Heels coach Hubert Davis and the his staff for recruiting him

However, he said he plans to “explore other options”

that can help him grow from a “teenage boy to an adult” to reach his dream of playing in the NBA.

Jackson’s official decommitment comes hours after 247Sports’ Travis Branham reported that the 6’9” forward was expected to flip to South Carolina. 

Jackson became the first prospect to decommit from UNC in close to 20 years. Per ESPN

no player in the modern recruiting era has decommitted from North Carolina and played for another program.