Heels Keeping Tabs on Looney

Six 2014 prospects currently hold scholarship offers from North Carolina. None of the six play power forward. The Tar Heels are, however, keeping tabs on five-star face-up four-man Kevon Looney.

The 6-8 junior standout from Milwaukee (Wis.) Hamilton recently picked up scholarship offers from Louisville, North Carolina State, Florida State, Florida and Maryland, said a Tar Heel assistant stopped by his school in the fall.

"They came to some of my games in the summer time and they came up to my open gym, but I haven't gotten an offer yet," Looney said about North Carolina's interest in him.

If the Tar Heels were to offer, Looney would certainly listen to their pitch.

"If they offer I would definitely be interested in them," Looney said. "It's a great program, great school and they're in a great conference."

Looney said he expects the Heels to continue to track his progress.

"They said they were going to continue to watch me play," he said. "Roy Williams is going to come out when AAU starts up."

To go with interest from UNC and the new offers, Looney also has interest from Michigan State, Tennessee, Texas, Cincinnati, Marquette, Wisconsin, Kansas, Georgetown and Stanford.

"I'll probably start really paying attention and making a list in the spring time," Looney said.

"I haven't really narrowed the schools down or picked any schools out yet," he added when asked about taking any visits.

A top 10 prospect, Looney is known for his skill level and rebounding.

"I bring versatility," Looney said. "I can score. I can rebound. I'm good at help defense. I think I'm a good leader for my team and I'm really versatile."

"I just need to continue to work on my shooting and get stronger and faster," Looney added.

Through the first six games of his junior year, Looney is averaged 28.7 points per game. He is ranked No. 6 overall in the 2014 class by Scout.com.

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