Roy Williams To Visit Rabb

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- What type of interest does the North Carolina coaching staff have in power forward Ivan Rabb? That question could be answered this week.

On Saturday evening at the USA Developmental Mini-Camp, Rabb noted numerous schools had made their way out to Oakland, Calif. to check in during open gym.

"USC, UCLA, Georgetown, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Arizona, and Cal have been out to visit," said Rabb.

"Hubert Davis was the coach for North Carolina that came out," noted Rabb. "Next week Roy (Wiliams) and the whole coaching staff are coming out."

The Tar Heel coaching staff is making a west coast swing in the coming days to check out 2015 prospects and have told Rabb he'll be among those to receive a visit.

Rabb noted that UNC first showed interest during the summer after his freshman year in 2012.

"I haven't talked to Roy in a long time, but I usually talk to Hubert a lot," said Rabb. "He shoots me text messages and I talk to him on the phone, but I know the staff is coming this week"

During the first day and a half of the USA Camp Rabb showed off his skill-set and ran the pick and roll effectively with future Tar heel Justin Jackson during drills.

"I've been doing real well, but I'm kind of injured. My back, my knees, and right ankle are all bothering me so I haven't really been able to play to my full potential today," Rabb said.

In both the morning and evening scrimmage sessions Rabb scored from the inside and outside, showing a nice touch on jump shots out to 10 feet. He was also active on the defensive end, blocking shots and grabbing rebounds in the paint.

"I'm real versatile which is my strength, but I still do the dirty work," said Rabb. "I get offensive and defensive rebounds and block shots."

On Sunday morning Rabb was scheduled to sit out but after getting his ankle taped up he made the decision to play. In the scrimmages he scored on several up and under moves and dunks down low.

This past spring and summer, Rabb played for the Oakland Soldiers on the Nike EYBL circuit. He averaged 11.9 points per game to go with 10.7 rebounds.

During Rabb's sophomore year his Bishop O'Dowd High School team was upset early in the California State tournament. He averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds per game, but right now he is solely focused on getting healthy and improving his performance from last year.

"I just want to develop my game and win games," said Rabb. "We need to win States this year. Hopefully we will see Stanley (Johnson of defending champion Mater Dei) in the state title game."

With his focus on the high school season, Rabb does not plan on taking any visits to college's season-opening events, but said he will probably take unofficial visits to the Pac 12 programs in California. While there are many local options Rabb said he is open to going anywhere for the right fit.

"I need to make my own decision as a man and make sure it's the right place for me," said Rabb. "I want to go where the best program is. Do well in school and have fun playing basketball."

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