Allen Chats With UNC's Head Coach

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- Rosco Allen's stock has been on the rise over the past year. Scholarship offers are coming in at a high rate and a number of other high majors are jumping in the picture.

"Roy Williams actually called me a few days before this game and he said they are going to start recruiting me," Allen said at the Hoop Hall Classic.

"He was just saying that he's been watching me quite a bit and he wants to officially start recruiting me," Allen added.

Allen, a junior standout at Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, said he would like to set up a visit to Chapel Hill (N.C.).

"I'd like to set up an unofficial one," the 6-foot-9, 205-pound combo forward said. "We don't have a date yet."

Although North Carolina's serious recruitment of Allen has just begun, Allen seems to already know quite a bit about the program.

"They are a great team," he said. "They always recruit the best and I'd be happy to be apart of that."

According to Allen, the Tar Heels haven't offered him a scholarship. yet

To date, Allen has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, California, Colorado, Harvard, Indiana, Louisville, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Santa Clara, Stanford, UC-Irvine, UCLA, USC, UNLV, Utah and Washington State.

"It's going good," Allen said of his recruitment. "I'm enjoying the attention and I'm going to start narrowing down this list."

"Most of the PAC-10 schools have been pushing the hardest, as well as UNLV," he added."

Although we likely won't see a college decision from Allen anytime soon, he does want to knock it out prior to his senior season.

"I'd like to make a decision before next year and the basketball season because I'd like to have my senior year to focus on high school ball and already be committed," Allen said.

A versatile prospect, Allen is known for his ability to shoot the ball from long range. But he's also capable of playing inside and fighting for rebounds in the paint.

"I like to say I'm a shooter," Allen said when asked to describe his game. "I can work off that and attack the basket and give a pump fake. I can rebound too."

While there has been a debate of which position Allen will play at the college level, he said he's not worried about it. He said he would be happy playing either forward spot.

"It's definitely been both," he said of which position college coaches are recruiting him as. "It'll be either a power forward that is a high post player or just a wing. I'm OK with it either way."

Allen is currently ranked No. 17 overall in the class of 2012 and No. 5 at the power forward spot by Scout.com.

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