Cox Mill HS

UNC Offers N.C. Freshman Wendell Moore

Wendell Moore, a Concord (N.C.) Cox Mill wing, is North Carolina's first offer in the 2019 class.

Roy Williams has been a college head coach for three decades. He’s coached and recruited NBA champions, gold medalists and college All-Americans. Of the hundreds of players to whom he’s offered scholarships, only one - Harry Giles - could say he was offered by Roy Williams as a high school freshman.

Now there's another.

Wendell Moore received an offer from UNC's head coach after attending Saturday's Tar Heel win over Miami in Chapel Hill.

Williams watched the 6-5 wing from Concord (N.C.) Cox Mill in the state playoffs on Thursday night.

Moore is the fourth in-state underclassmen to receive a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels in recent months. He joins sophomores Rechon Black (a UNC commitment), Devon Dotson and Jairus Hamilton.

All three of UNC’s assistant coaches – Steve Robinson, C.B. McGrath and Hubert Davis – scouted Moore at some point in the fall. That led to an invitation to attend “Late Night with Roy” in October. Since then, Williams has watched a practice at Cox Mill and Moore has taken three unofficial trips to Chapel Hill.

“(Roy Williams) loves his skillset and his attitude,” said Cox Mill head coach Jody Barbee. “He’s a loveable kid who has a smile on his face all the time. Roy said they want to get good kids in the program that can play. He thinks he shoots the ball really well and has great touch. He got to see him at practice, saw how he worked at practice and loved his work ethic. (Wendell) doesn’t coast in practice. He gets after it and brings intensity every day and he’s going to mature. The sky is the limit for this kid.”

Despite only playing varsity basketball for the last three months, Moore also has offers from Georgia, Charlotte, Tennessee, Wake Forest and N.C. State.

“His intangibles are something else,” Barbee said. “He understands the game and is a very unselfish player, sometimes too unselfish. There’s a reason he’s getting offered this early. He’s a great kid, great in the classroom and great off the court.”

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