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Three-Point Ace Andrew Platek Chooses UNC Basketball

Long-range specialist Andrew Platek committed to North Carolina on Monday afternoon

A month after visiting Chapel Hill, Andrew Platek decided to end his recruitment.

The 6-4 senior guard from Northfield (Mass.) Mount Hermon chose the Tar Heels over offers from Indiana, Stanford, Miami and others.

Platek opened the 2016 AAU travel season shooting three-pointers at a blistering rate for the Albany City Rocks on the EYBL circuit. He hit 54 percent of his threes over the first two EYBL weekends, which earned him an offer from Roy Williams. Following the Peach Jam, he ended the travel season averaging 12 points over 19 games and shooting 39 percent on three-point attempts.

Platek took an unofficial visit to UNC on June 13 and raved about the experience.

"It's an unbelievable place," he said. "It was a gorgeous day outside so the campus looked even better than normal. It's a great place. I got to sit down and talk to Coach (Roy) Williams for what seemed like hours, with my parents. The facilities they have are top notch and everyone just loves their basketball."

Platek is UNC's second commitment in the 2017 class, joining guard Jalek Felton.

"Platek represents the type of recruit who over the years has attracted Roy Williams to the surprise of many pundits," said Inside Carolina's lead analyst and scout, Rob Harrington. "His ability to stretch defenses with his jump shot and interest in the overall student-athletic experience at UNC proved critical to the fit. He's likely to be the beneficiary of passes from fellow commitment Jalek Felton, who loves to penetrate and kick to open shooters."

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