Ginyard is a Tar Heel

J.R. Smith one day and Marcus Ginyard the next. Roy Williams doesn't waste time. <br><br> Ginyard, the versatile 6-5, 190-pound junior guard from Bishop O'Connell (Va.), committed to the Tar Heels today - just about 24 hours after Williams got a verbal pledge from senior swingman J.R. Smith.

Bishop O'Connell head coach Joe Wootten, the son of legendary DeMatha head man Morgan Wootten, confirmed the commitment occurred at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

"Coach (Roy) Williams really loved how multi-positional that Marcus is," Wootten said. "He also loved the fact that he's a tremendous defender."

Williams hosted Ginyard and the star guard's family during an unofficial visit in April, shortly after Williams took over as head coach in Chapel Hill.

Ginyard averaged 10.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game last season teaming with 6-8 senior Brian Johnson, who has headed to Oak Hill for next season.

Ginyard was also considering Duke, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Wake Forest.

"He has great knowledge of the game and athleticism," D.C. Blue Devils coach Rob Jackson said. "You can't pigeon-hole a player like him because he can play so many positions."

"His biggest asset is that he's a lock-down defender," added Jackson. "He's played against some of the top players in the country, including guys like J.R. Smith, and held them to single-digits."


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