Fultz Lands UNC Offer

North Carolina offered a scholarship to 2016 shooting guard Markelle Fultz on Tuesday.

Markelle Fultz is a talented wing scorer in the 2016 class and that's what the Tar Heels are looking for.

The 6-4 shooting guard from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha received word on Tuesday afternoon that he now holds a UNC scholarship offer, according to his coach with the DC Blue Devils, Keith Williams.

"Hubert (Davis) called me and then Roy called me and we talked a little bit," Williams said. "He said he thought he was wonderful and said he wanted to know what position Markelle wanted to play in college. Then he called up Markelle and offered."

"He’s excited."

The UNC coaches have been in contact with Fultz since watching him on the spring circuit. They had him on their watch list this past week, including Roy Williams on Friday, at the Under Armour All-American Camp, where Fultz led all scorers with 22.8 points per game.

"They actually have been calling for the past two months," Williams said. "Hubert said Roy can be slow in offering. He tends to want to build with the kid before he offers."

Despite the long list of schools in full pursuit, Fultz mentioned in recent interviews that he wanted to still land offers from Duke, Kentucky and UNC. The Wildcats offered last week and the Tar Heels followed suit on Tuesday.

"I think they are going to be in the mix," Williams said of UNC. "They obviously have that thing hanging over their head a little bit, but all of us always liked North Carolina. We are going to talk to them and get a feel for what may happen."

Described by Scout's team of analysts as a "high caliber scorer," Fultz has taken recent visits to Virginia Tech, Louisville and Kentucky, as well as prior campus stops at Georgetown, Xavier and Maryland.

UNC is aiming to be one of his next visits.

"They’ve been trying to get us down unofficial or officially before this," Williams said.

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