Bridges Enters UNC Radar

Hubert Davis has conveyed UNC's growing interest in 2016 forward Miles Bridges.

North Carolina has begun to track 2016 Huntington (W.Va.) Prep standout Miles Bridges.

Although Bridges has yet to talk to Roy Williams, the 6-foot-7 Michigan native said he’s been in communication with assistant Hubert Davis.

“They said they are going to recruit me pretty hard and try and get me out there,” Bridges said. “I think UNC is going to offer soon.”

To go with interest from North Carolina, Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan and Michigan State are among the schools he said are recruiting him the hardest. He’s visited all of the schools involved, except for UNC.

“I’m going to try and visit either in the summer or in the fall,” Bridges said about UNC.

Bridges said UNC’s style is what sticks out about them the most.

“North Carolina’s game fits me too,” he said. “They like to get down the floor fast. They are a run and gun team and that’s what I like.”

What does Bridges like about the other four schools involved?

Kentucky: “It fits my game really well with the way coach [John] Calipari plays and he gets people to the league so I’ll improve if I go there.”

Michigan: “They develop players out of high school that aren’t that good and then they turn them into pros. Just imagine if I went there, they’d develop me.”

Michigan State: “I’ve always loved Michigan State. They are 45 minutes away from me. Me and coach [Tom] Izzo have been tight and coach D.J. [Stephens], they know my game really well.”

Iowa State: “Their game fits me too. Fred Hoiberg’s offense, he knows how to create for small forwards and wings and all that.”

Bridges, who ranks as Scout’s No. 7 small forward and No. 27 overall prospect, said he hasn’t set a timetable on make his college choice.

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