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Marcus Paige is on a really good run. The parade of coaches in the last week through Linn-Marr High in Iowa has been impressive.

The 2012 point guard drew Roy Williams of North Carolina in the morning and Minnesota's Tubby Smith in the evening on Monday.

Last Thursday, the first day of the fall period, Paige had Virginia's Tony Bennett, Stanford's Johnny Dawkins and Bruce Weber of Illinois.

After UNC and Minnesota saw Paige on Monday morning and afternoon, it was Kansas and Clemson in the evening.

The visit by the Tar Heel head coach signified an increase in their interest.

"He was only allowed to say hi to me and watch my workouts," Paige said. "He talked to (Linn-Mar) Coach (Chris) Robertson. He said they're going to follow me close. They're going to come back and see me again this fall and then come back for a couple of games (this winter)."

North Carolina is in the early phase of its interest and therefore hasn't extended a scholarship offer yet. Kansas delivered its offer a few weeks ago. Paige has tried to keep all the impressive attention in perspective.

"I was raised that way," he said. "I'm just keeping my focus on what I want out of this whole thing. I still have a lot of work to do to get to where I want to be."

Scout.com rates the 6-0 standout the No. 2 point guard in the junior class.

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