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UNC Takes Next Step, Offers Kris Wilkes

Tar Heels moving quickly with Indiana forward.

North Carolina had to move fast - so they did.

With Kris Wilkes preparing to trim his list of schools and move forward with his recruitment, he made it clear that only schools that have offered will be eligible for inclusion.

So after receiving a first call from UNC assistant coach C.B. McGrath earlier in the week, Wilkes heard from Roy Williams on Wednesday afternoon.

"It was definitely good to get an offer from them," said the 6-8 forward from Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central. "North Carolina is a great school, and it is definitely somewhere that I am going to consider."

The No. 17-ranked prospect in the 2017 class by has a list of ten other offering schools under consideration that he's mentioned prominently: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Purdue, Xavier, Washington, UCLA, and UConn

"Wilkes is one of the most naturally gifted scorers in the class," said Inside Carolina's lead scouting analysis, Rob Harrington. "He utilizes his size and athleticism to score around the rim yet also wields a very smooth turnaround jump shot and knows how to play within structure. He'll need to gain muscle and play bigger, but he boasts truly outstanding long-term potential as a facing forward."

Wilkes averaged 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds with the Indy Hoosiers on the Under Armour circuit this year.

“I like to get to the rim,” said Wilkes. “I can pull-up in the mid-range or just attack. I’m trying to get out to the three-point line and be more consistent there. I like being on the wing. I don’t mind playing in the post sometimes, but I prefer the wing.

"(Coach Williams) said I would play on the wing, but that I would also be used to post up some."

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