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Jan 23, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forwards Desmond Hubert (14) and Joel James (0) and guards Dexter Strickland (1) and P.J. Hairston (15) and head coach Roy Williams react late in the second half. The Tar Heels defeated the Yellow Jackets 79-63 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Offers to Three 2015 Recruits


The North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams went on an absolute offer craze yesterday. After offering to 2014 recruit Robert Johnson the day before, Williams offered three 2015 recruits scholarships to players Brandon Ingram, PJ Dozier and Luke Kennard.

The Ingram offer is definitely not surprising, he has attended many UNC games in the past, is from North Carolina and has an established rapport with Williams already. The 6″8 power forward is a talent offensively and will provide a boost of offense to any team he joins once his high school career is over. At 180 pounds, Ingram will need to fill out his frame for the NCAA but given that he has two years of high school left, that isn’t too worrisome at the moment.

As for Dozier, he is a point guard with a Westbrook like ability to attack the rim. The South Carolina native has amazing offensive potential as his shooting stroke is already quite consistent and his athletic ability allows him to attack the rim with abandon. As a passer, he is capable of finding his open teammates, especially on the break, but at the moment, he is definitely more of a scoring point guard than a distributor. Dozier is 6″3 already and has all the tools to be a premier defender in the NCAA once he gets a little bit of practice in.

The third offer of the day was to shooting guard Luke Kennard. A four star recruit from Ohio, Kennard has also had some offers to play football but he has gotten bigger offers from basketball schools. He currently holds offers from Ohio, Michigan, Duke, Kentucky and Indiana along with UNC’s offer. Kennard is exactly what his position says, a shooting guard. One of the best three point shooters in high school, Kennard would play a JJ Redick like role for any school he decides to attempt.

Having already offered to Diamond Stone and Malik Newman in 2015, the three offers from yesterday seem to indicate that Williams is done with the 2014 class (other than Johnson) and is shifting his focus to 2015. Were he to get Newman to commit, who is an absolute monster of a player, it would instantly help his chances of getting any of the other four. While UNC has struggled a bit more than they are used to in the last year, Williams is a grade A coach and recruiter. There are no doubts he is going to turn the Tar Heels around quickly and he appears to be ready to do so.

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