Peach Jam: Marcus Ginyard Q&A

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- <i>Inside Carolina</i>'s J.B. Cissell caught up with 2005 star guard Marcus Ginyard at the Peach Jam.

At what position do you see yourself in college?

I would like to play the point, but I really enjoy being able to play different positions, and I think that a lot of coaches like that as well.

I know contact is limited by coaches, but what are they telling you in that regard?

No one has put me in a set position, which I think is good, but they are telling me to become more of a leader, more vocal, and become more consistent with my jump shot. Other than that, no one has put me in a position.

Who are you receiving contact from?

Pretty much everyone.

Have you narrowed down your list at all?

I feel really strong about Duke. I feel strong about North Carolina. Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and pretty much schools like that.

Sounds like you can name your place from a long list. What factors are you considering in your decision—playing time, position, other players around you?

All of them are very talented basketball programs. I just want to make sure that I go to a good program.

Is academics a factor?

Very much so. I'm looking to study business, so that's narrowed a few schools down who have a very strong business school. That's one factor I'm considering.

If Brian Johnson should choose UNC, would that factor into your decision?

No. I think it would be great if we could play together again, but I wouldn't weigh my decision on where Brian goes.

That is something fans speculate about all the time with recruits. Do you think maybe that aspect is over-emphasized?

A little bit, but I just think everybody likes to have fun with it and see fun teams stay together like that.

When do you want to take your visits—do you know yet?

We visited Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Duke because they were the first schools to show interest. It's a good idea to visit any school showing interest.

Those were unofficial. Do you know when you want to go on your official visits?

I haven't thought of that yet.

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