Malu Tshitenge-Mutombo, niece of former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo and one of the top women's basketball recruits in the 2019 class, on Friday committed to North Carolina.
The 6-foot-3 senior post player at St. John's College High School (Washington, D.C.) and the No. 56 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 chose the Tar Heels over Notre Dame.
COMMITTED To The University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill����#GOHEELS‼️��All praise to ONE and ONLY God Almighty ����Truly thankful for my family, friends, coaches, and the Fudd family for everything they have done for me❤️@uncwbb pic.twitter.com/0gkKARGaBQ
- Malu (@Onlymaluu) September 14, 2018
Mutombo, a quick defender and superb rebounder, is the Tar Heels' second commit in the 2019 class, joining Alexis Duckett, a 5-foot-10 guard out of Florida.
As a junior, Mutombo helped lead St. John's to a 32-2 record, including a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title and its third straight District of Columbia State Athletic Association championship. Azzi Fudd, the No. 1 prospect in the 2021 class, also plays for St. John's.