UNC Offers Mohamed Bamba

North Carolina extended a scholarship offer to one of the top prospects in the 2017 class on Tuesday.

Roy Williams's trip to the Hoop Hall Classic over the weekend has yielded a scholarship offer for Mohamed Bamba.

The 2017 center posted a triple double with the UNC head coach in attendance, and then received the offer on Tuesday afternoon, his AAU coach confirmed.

"Roy called with Coach Robinson and we got on the phone with Mohamed," Terrance Williams said. "He just wanted to tell him how he watched him a couple times and he had an offer."

Williams and Robinson watched Bamba outplay imposing 2016 center Udoka Azubuike in a major way at the Hoop Hall Classic on Sunday, where he scored 13 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked 10 shots.

"On Sunday he thought he played phenomenal and he said reminded him of a John Henson," Terrance Williams said of his conversation with Roy Williams.

North Carolina has been actively recruiting and evaluating Bamba over the last year, including a visit by Williams to his Westtown (Pa.) School last month.

Added his coach: "(Roy Williams) said he's going to be a huge priority. He said if anyone sees him more than him, they'd be doing something illegal. He was basically saying no one is going to outwork him for him from here on."

The 6-11, 215-pound Bamba, who possesses a remarkable 7-8 wingspan, is ranked the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2017 class by Scout.com.

Hoop Hall Game Evaluation
In a match up against a physically imposing post like Udoka Azubuike, Mohamed Bamba excelled and dominated the painted area. Bamba, a 6-foot-11 big man, was active, played with tremendous energy and was ultra-productive. Although Bamba gave up a lot of weight and strength to Azubuike, he used his length, instincts and timing to impact the game. Offensively, he turned offensive boards into put backs and connected on a right hook. Defensively, he made things difficult for Azubuike and his teammates. In all, Bamba finished with a triple-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds and 10 blocks.


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