North Carolina Big Man Has Long List

Phillip McCandies, a 6-8/200 forward from Winston-Salem, still has a pretty lengthy list of schools. He's going to take an unofficial this weekend and go from there.

McCandies Has Varied Interests

Phillip McCandies, a 6-8/200 forward from Winston Salem (NC) Parkland, has a pretty long list of schools. He's interested in Virginia Tech, Charlotte, Maryland, Wake Forest, Appalachian State, Wilmington, New Orleans, Buffalo, Tennessee Tech, Virginia Commonwealth and Georgia.

Of the schools on his list, Virginia Tech, Appalachian State, UNC-Wilmington and Tennessee Tech have offered. He'll make an unofficial visit to Appalachian State this weekend.

"Some of them I might eliminate after a visit or something," McCandies said. "I might try to narrow the list down to seven or eight schools this weekend.

"I'm not in any rush. I'm going to take the SAT again and I'll feel better making a decision when I know that I have the SAT. I'll knock it out this time and make a confident decision on what school for sure. I have the grades and GPA."

McCandies says the process isn't nearly as tough as he anticipated. "I didn't think that I would be but now that it's here it's not as stressful as they say it is if you take it slow. It's a lot fun."

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