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April 12, 2013
2014 Russell Receives UNC Offer
Roy Williams has been on the move as of lately, looking at different talent all across the country.North Carolina head coach
Most recently, the head coach made a visit to 2014 shooting guard D'Angelo Russell. Russell is a 6'4, 185 pound sharp shooter out of Montverde Academy in Florida and is ranked in the Rivals Top 150 (#22).
On Friday afternoon, word went around that coach went to visit Russell and later that afternoon, Russell confirmed that North Carolina had offered him a scholarship after the visit.
Russell currently has 15 or more offers from different schools, as Russell said that Georgetown was the latest to offer him a scholarship, other than North Carolina on Friday.
He holds offers from schools such as Arizona, Georgetown, Indiana, Louisville, Memphis, N.C. State, Michigan St., and Tennessee.
Even though Russell has been building up some offers, he still repeats that there are no schools in the lead.
When asked about what Williams said to him after he had offered, Russell replied "just how he could see me in the system" and how "it was an honor" to be offered by the head coach.
"It's a big time offer for me," replied Russell, knowing that North Carolina has offered other guards such as Rashad Vaughn, Theo Pinson, and Devin Booker.
Our own Clint Jackson has said this about Russell:
"Russell has a great overall floor game. He's smooth, fluid, and has a money jumper. I like him because he can handle the rock, facilitate from his position and he is always a threat to score and shoot. One of the best prototypical two guards in his class and it doesn't hurt that he will play with Joel Berry this summer either."
Russell has been a very busy man these days, as his team, Montverde Academy, just won the National Championship, defeating St. Benedict's 67-65. Russell had 10 points in that game with three rebounds.
North Carolina has been looking for guards to put alongside with future Tar Heels Joel Berry and Justin Jackson, as the shooting guard position has been an area where the Tar Heels will need in the future.
Russell has informed Tar Heel Illustrated that he plans on making a visit to Chapel Hill this summer.