New center target will be on campus this weekend

With Jason Fraser officially eliminating North Carolina from consideration, the Tar Heel staff is scanning the country for a center.

And so, Damion Grant, a 7-1, 245-pound center from Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster Academy has been receiving interest from Carolina coaches.

"I've spoken with both coaches, Wojcik and Quartlebaum probably six or seven times over the past three weeks and they've spoken to Damion about two or three times also," Brewster head coach Jason Smith told Inside Carolina.

Grant will be traveling to Chapel Hill this weekend, according to Smith.

"Yes -- he's taking an unofficial to UNC this weekend," he said.

The high-major programs that have just recently gotten involved with Grant have yet to see him play. But those coaches that have watched him have offered scholarships.

"He's been offered by all of the schools that have seen him, like UMass, Seton Hall and LaSalle," Smith said. "The schools like Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois that are new to the scene with Damion are just in the preliminary part of it. I think they all want to see him in person."

Grant, a native of Jamaica, has only been playing organized basketball for two years, but his coach speaks highly of his progress and potential.

"He's a legit 7 footer, very athletic and he has a strong frame," Smith said. "But he's just learning the game.

"On the court -- he's making great strides with his footwork and he's really come along since early September."

It's pretty easy to guess which one is Damion Grant.

Stay tuned to IC for the latest on UNC's interest in Grant.

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