Fultz in Contact with UNC

If North Carolina wants to land a shooting guard in the 2016 class that is a dangerous shooter and scorer off the bounce, Markelle Fultz is among the best.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Markelle Fultz had a very strong spring playing for the DC Blue Devils in the Under Armour Association and now finds himself being recruited heavily by many of the top programs in the country.

North Carolina has maintained interest in the DeMatha product and he said that the Tar Heel program has stayed in touch and plans to monitor his play in July. He added that he would be open to a late push from a few programs - including UNC - that haven't brought a lot of pressure yet.

"Some schools that might come in would be Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke," Fultz said. "I've been keeping in contact with them."

Fultz has had some recent contact with a North Carolina assistant.

"[He tells me] keep doing what I'm doing and I'm doing a great job," Fultz said "They're just trying to see what's going on with their school and what's going to be the situation for next year. If I keep doing what I'm doing, the sky is the limit."

In regards to making a decision, Fultz would like to commit to a program before school begins as he's looking to take his official visits in August. One school already has an official visit seemingly locked up with the other four being available.

"I'd like to make my decision in August or September before school starts. If it goes over, I'm fine with that," Fultz said. "Hopefully, get a couple of official visits in in August. I know I moved my Arizona one back to August. That's one and I have four more that I would like to take."

One of the main things Fultz is looking for is how his time will go away from the court at a future school. He is focusing on looking for a specific major in the classroom and the relationship with the head coach is very important to him as well.

"Education wise, I want to be an accountant so I want to see if they have that," Fultz said. "I want to see if the coach is going to be a mentor to me, take care of me off the court and push me on the court so I can make it to the next level, which is the NBA. Starting as a freshman, I'd like to do that."

This spring, Fultz averaged 18.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2 steals per game in the Under Armour Association. His strong play carried over to the NBPA Top 100 Camp, as he was tied for ninth in the camp in scoring at 13.3 points per game and he also made some plays on the defensive end.

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