Roy Williams Offers Rowan

Maverick Rowan received a UNC scholarship offer in an afternoon meeting with Roy Williams on Wednesday.

“It feels great," the 6-6 junior from Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons said shortly after the post-school meeting with the Tar Heel head coach. "I worked hard my whole life to get to this point where I'm at today and to be offered from a school with a basketball history like they have is an honor.”

Williams made two evaluation trips to see Rowan in the last month, which convinced him to return to Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday and offer the 2016 scorer.

“He said that he doesn't offer too many guys and that he and the coaches love the way I play and that he thinks I can do pretty well in the system they run,” Rowan said.

The topic of a visit to Chapel Hill did come up in the discussion, with Williams highlighting the possibility of scheduling something in the spring and/or fall. "But if I go on an official (visit) there I want to see them play, not go up for a football game," Rowan added.

With a lengthy offer list that is likely to continue to grow, and his first official visit coming up this weekend to Louisville, Rowan was hesitant to name a short list of favorites but did comment on where UNC stands within the large group under consideration.

"They're definitely up there, but I'm not disclosing my tops schools for a little bit," he said.

Rowan is ranked No. 31 in the 2016 class and is the ninth player in the class to receive a UNC offer.

"Shot making is what stands out the most about Rowan," his evaluation reads. "At 6-foot-6, pushing 6-7, Rowan is a very good long range shooter with good shot preparation. While his three-point shooting is a strength, Rowan is a quality shooter off the dribble and from mid-range as well. He's comfortable shooting on the move. He's also a good passer with a crafty offensive game. He could improve his ball handling and on ball defense, but he's a competitor that plays hard."

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