North Carolina standout wants to visit U of L

The University of Louisville plucked one of the top players from North Carolina – Anton Gill – in the Class of 2013. The Cardinals will try to do it again in '15, showing a lot of interest in the state's top prospect – Brandon Ingram.

Brandon Ingram is only 15 years old.

But the 6-foot-8 Ingram has a game advanced well beyond his age and major colleges all over the country are already taking notice.

Ingram, who is ranked No. 40 in the rankings and considered the top prospect in North Carolina, had a fabulous summer with the Stackhouse Elite travel team and will likely see his rankings rise.

"I've improved a lot," said Ingram, who attends Kinston High. "I've been better at being more aggressive and stepping up, recognizing I have a smaller guy on me and posting them up or a bigger guy on me and taking it to the basket.

"It's been a good summer for me. I like playing 17s better than I do 16s even though I am just 15. I just like the competition."

Ingram not only improved his game but saw his college interest skyrocket. He now has six scholarship offers and a ton of other interest, including serious interest from the University of Louisville staff.

The offers include VCU, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Minnesota and Wake Forest, while also landing an offer from North Carolina this past week.

"A lot of people are calling me, I'm talking to a lot of coaches," Ingram said. "I'm really enjoying it. It's been a lot of fun, so far."

Ingram told's Even Daniels that he was "very excited" about the new UNC offer but noted last week that he "wasn't a fan of one school," growing up.

"I want to look around and make the right decision," he said. "I have time and I have a lot of good schools interested in me."

Ingram said he would make some visits this month and said he's expecting to make a visit to Louisville during basketball season.

He said the interest with Louisville is "real."

"Louisville is talking to me a lot," he said. "I had a good showing for them (in Las Vegas) and they develop a lot of good players and have been successful."

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