Tar Heels Targeting McGary

ORLANDO, Fla. -- No player in the class of 2012 boosted his stock this spring more than 6-foot-10 power forward Mitch McGary.

The Indiana native, who attends Brewster Academy (N.H.), is the go-to guy on the high-powered SYF Players and it seems like every college is in pursuit.

"Same schools pretty much," McGary said of who is involved with him. "Just trying to narrow it down in the next month."

Although he did not provide a specific school list, McGary did say he has visited Maryland, UConn, Kansas, Michigan, Purdue, Illinois, Indiana, and Marquette. He also mentioned schools such as Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, and Florida in recent interviews.

McGary does know many of the factors that will play a part in his recruitment.

"Mainly the head coach, I gotta have a great relationship with the head coach," McGary said. "Playing time, that [is something that] would depend on me ... and if the offense runs through the four."

As for a decision timeline, McGary remarked, "Probably right before the high school season starts."

McGary, who had Roy Williams in attendance for his games on Monday at the Super Showcase, was asked about his contact with North Carolina up to this point.

"I talked to (assistant coach Steve) Robinson a little bit," McGary said. "I've got to call Roy Williams. My dad [had] told me to call him before I left [for Orlando]."

McGary can't confirm that he has a UNC scholarship as of yet, but thinks that may be what's coming in that forthcoming call with the Tar Heel head coach.

"I'm not for sure, like I guess Roy Williams wanted to talk to me and offer it," McGary said.

The Top 5 prospect is somewhat familiar with UNC's style of play and cited one player in particular.

"[Tyler] Zeller went there, so I mean, they feed him the ball a lot," McGary said. "He likes to run the floor, I like to run the floor."

McGary has spoken with both of the players committed to the Tar Heels in 2012.

"I talk to JP Tokoto and Marcus Paige a bit," McGary said. "[UNC is] definitely a possibility."

McGary said he has not yet been to Chapel Hill, N.C., but that did not stop him from comparing his game to that of an ex-Tar Heel.

"Tyler Hansbrough, I guess with the emotion [we show]," McGary said. "I also feel I play a little like Lamar Odom."

McGary's aiming to finish his summer on a strong note and then start to figure out his recruitment. With the intention of signing in November, he expects things to move fast once his basketball travel concludes soon. In the meantime he's trying to balance the excitement of his recruitment with what can inevitably be the overwhelming nature of it.

"Yeah, it's a little bit (overwhelming)," McGary said. "It's pretty cool, sometimes it is, your phone blowing up."

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