T.O.C. Up Close: Anthony Morrow

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Anthony Morrow was in the Smith Center Friday night wearing a navy Beach Ball Select Salty Dogs uniform. The 6-5 Charlotte (NC) Latin SF was "on loan" from the Charlotte Nets.

"I don't know if he's going to stay with us," Beach Ball coach Dan D'Antoni said after the squad's game against the North Carolina Gaters. "We certainly would like to have him."

No question.

Morrow strutted his stuff – that is, his ability to hit jumpers off the bounce and off spots while also scoring in the transition game. He just flat-out put the ball in the basket.

No wonder, then, that he said he has offers from N.C. State, Clemson, Tennessee, Charlotte and Western Carolina. He added that UConn and North Carolina have expressed interest without extending offers as of yet.

"I don't want to go too far from home," he said. "I want to stay close to home. And the feel I get on the campuses is going to be important."

As for the ACC's allure for a kid from Charlotte?

"I watch the ACC on TV," he said. "That's my No. 1 choice."

Still, though, he has work to be an all-around contributor at that high a level, and he knows it.

"Shooting," he said when asked what the strongest part of his game was. "My rebounding is getting better. I'm working on my defense and my ball-handling. Just everything. Every aspect."

"He can shoot the ball," D'Antoni said. "You've got to be right on him. And that makes everybody else better. Because nobody can help off him. He's the complete package."

Morrow has a 2.8 GPA at academically rigorous Charlotte Latin, and he's set to take the SAT for the first time on June 7.

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