Warren Back on UNC Radar

CHICAGO --- North Carolina has an obvious need for frontcourt prospects from the 2012 class, including true post players and a combo forward. T.J. Warren is now a candidate for the latter.

The Durham, N.C. native, who now attends Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, has the game to fill that role. At this week's Kevin Durant Skills Academy, Warren has showcased his scoring ability and was measured at 6-8.5 in shoes and 230 pounds.

"This camp is going so well, the top wings in the country are competing here so it's been fun," Warren said. "I want to improve my skillset and keep working on my footwork and make sure I'm doing the job right. I'm just going to try and keep getting better and learn from the best - Kevin Durant."

Warren already claims scholarship offers from Georgetown, Ohio State, Florida, North Carolina State, Miami, Tennessee and Arizona State.

Although Warren already has those options on the table, he said he's waiting on other potential scholarship offers that could be earned during the July evaluation period. He has recently heard from a few such candidates.

"Kentucky, Louisville, Duke and UNC; they're all going to watch me in July," Warren said. "Coach (John) Calipari actually called my Dad (Saturday) night and had a good conversation."

Warren's father has also spoken of late to Roy Williams. The Tar Heels were tracking Warren earlier in his career and re-entered the picture recently, projecting Warren as a possible fit for the team's 2012 combo forward need.

"Coach (Steve) Robinson has been recruiting me since my freshman year," Warren acknowledged of the UNC assistant. "I'm from the area, being from Durham, so I've been around before. We'll have to see what happens."

Warren has a family connection to another local program, North Carolina State. His father played for the Wolfpack, but Warren downplayed its significance in his recruitment and reiterated his strong interest in the Tar Heels.

"North Carolina is a great program," he said. "It's everybody's dream school, so it's a good fit."

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