No. 2 Junior Makes His Pick

The North Carolina Tar Heels not only had Michael Jordan on campus this weekend, but a slew of prospects made their way to Chapel Hill. One of them, junior James McAdoo, ended his recruitment during the visit.

Scout.com's No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2011 is off the board.

James McAdoo, committed to North Carolina after considering Duke and Virginia.

McAdoo committed to North Carolina shortly after his unofficial visit to UNC on Friday.

"I had no intentions," McAdoo said of his pledge. "I really wasn't planning on going down because I had my wisdom teeth done on Tuesday. My parents and my sister where there and they treated us like royalty."

UNC hosted its professional alumni game and had numerous prospects including Reggie Bullock (No. 12), Kendall Marshall (No. 21) and the top-ranked player in 2010, Harrison Barnes on campus. McAdoo remained in Chapel Hill overnight and the family returned and met with Roy Williams on Saturday. As it turns out, the meeting sealed the decision.

"Some of the stuff he said hit home. He said at North Carolina it's more than basketball. It was the way they recruited me and treated my family … plus we can win some rings down there."

McAdoo, a 6-foot-8 power forward out of Norfolk (Va.) Norfolk Christian, was thought to be UNC's top target in the junior class. As a sophomore, he averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds.

As for the weekend in Chapel Hill with the former players and current pros, McAdoo was blown away. "You had to be there to experience it."

There's been tons of speculation about McAdoo and his relationship to former UNC star Bob McAdoo. James cleared up the mystique of the relationship. Basically, Bob McAdoo was James' father's cousin. His parents used to attend Laker games when they lived out west but the family hasn't kept in recent touch with the former standout.

McAdoo's shoulder rehabilitation is going well. He was cleared to shoot last week and that's the extent of where he currently stands.


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