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Garrison Brooks Sets New UNC Visit Date

Alabama post player plans to officially visit Chapel Hill.

Garrison Brooks has a new official visit date for Chapel Hill.

The 6-9 senior from Auburn (Ala.) High is set to be at UNC this coming weekend, he confirmed to Inside Carolina on Monday.

UNC assistant coach Hubert Davis took the lead recruiting Brooks, ramping up interest in the late summer. Davis was accompanied by Roy Williams for a trip to Auburn HS on Sept. 10 that yielded a scholarship offer for Brooks. That meeting also produced a UNC official visit date for Oct. 7 at UNC, though the visit was then canceled in the days leading up to the trip.

But now a month later, the visit is back on.

"He shoots the mid-range really, really well," Team Carroll director Chris Monroe said of Brooks. "He's pretty athletic, blocks a lot of shots. He's 6-9, but he can play with his back to the basket or face up. ... His best days are ahead of him. He's going to be 17 when he enters college."

Brooks has taken official visits thus far to Auburn and Georgia. Mississippi State, where his father is an assistant coach, is among the other involved schools.

"Brooks's rapid progress to close out the July evaluation period attracted a surge of late interest from college coaches," said Inside Carolina lead scout Rob Harrington. "He always has featured the frame and running ability to compete at the high-major level, but now he has showcased a budding offensive game that could lift him to a greater early performance."

North Carolina has two post commitments in its 2017 recruiting class - Brandon Huffman and Sterling Manley - and remains in contention for hybrid forwards P.J. WashingtonJarred Vanderbilt and Kevin Knox.

Evan Daniels contributed to this report.

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