McClinton Stops By UNC

Greg McClinton made a quick trip to Chapel Hill on Sunday.

McClinton, a standout junior at Winston Salem (N.C.) Prep, said his trip to North Carolina was brief due to family obligations, so he watched practice, but wasn't able to sit down and talk with the coaching staff.

"Not today because we were in a rush to get back," he said. "My birthday just passed and I had a dinner to get to. I just went down there. I think they want me to visit, but I couldn't stay long."

The 6-foot-6, 180-pound wing prospect said the Tar Heels have started to show more attention recently.

"It's been pretty good," he said of the Tar Heels interest. "I'm starting to build a relationship with their coaches."

"They came to watch me work out a couple of times," he added. "That was this year -- maybe September."

The trip this weekend wasn't McClinton's first to North Carolina. He visited UNC twice last year for a game and a practice.

"That's a big time school," McClinton said about Carolina. "That's a great school with a lot of basketball history. "

McClinton currently holds scholarship offers from Louisville, Connecticut, Xavier, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Miami, Missouri, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati and VCU.

To go with his trip to UNC on Sunday, McClinton also recently took unofficial visits to Louisville, Cincinnati and Xavier.

"I'm starting to think about it more than I have," he said. "I started really thinking about it the past couple of weeks. I've been starting to talk to my family about the schools and going over the pros and cons."

McClinton, who ranks No. 39 overall in the 2013 class, said he's planning to take a visit to VCU this coming weekend. He's also working on scheduling a trip to Connecticut.


Scouting Report: "This is one of the best wing athletes in the class. McClinton is as big a high riser as you will see in 2013. Now his skill level isn't quite there yet in terms of his ability to shoot, but he can bounce it some, and that allows him to put his athleticism on display. Offensively he isn't elite, but on defense he does a very good job, and then he also rebounds at a nice rate for a wing. Overall, McClinton just finds a lot of ways to impact the game." – Brian Snow,

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