Douglas-Roberts in recruiting fast lane

Things have been hectic for 6-6 junior Chris Douglas-Roberts from Detroit. The elite 2005 point guard, who some analysts rate as the top player at his position in the country, is getting flooded with recruiting attention.

Things have been hectic for 6-6 junior Chris Douglas-Roberts from Detroit. The elite 2005 point guard, who some analysts rate as the top player at his position in the country, is getting flooded with recruiting attention.

In fact, he's starting to get overwhelmed.

"I'm just starting to get used to this stuff," said Douglas-Roberts. "It's crazy. This recruiting stuff is crazy. All of this mail. All of these phone calls and all of these colleges wanting me. I'm going to have to trim my list down really soon, because this is just crazy. You should see all of this mail."

Douglas-Roberts couldn't give us a complete school list right now, because it's just too long to remember all of the programs that want in.

But the lanky guard was kind enough to run off the ones that stand out.

"Florida, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, UNC, NC State, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Marquette. There's more too. I can't remember all of them right now. But I've got to cut it down to ten pretty soon. Maybe even in the next couple of weeks."

UNC is likely to make the cut to ten, according to Roberts, but they must step it up if they want to assure a slot in the top five for the high scoring guard.

"I just talked to Roy Williams and he told me that he hoped that I was interested in Carolina, because Carolina was interested in me."

And well? Is he interested in the Tar Heels?

"You HAVE to be, I mean, it's Carolina," he answered.

"All that tradition. I mean, you just can't turn away from a school like Carolina. But it's all up to them. If they don't start showing me a whole lot of interest, I guess they won't make the final cut. But if they do -- it's a sure thing. I haven't seen a whole lot of mail coming through just yet from them, but if they start showing more interest then yeah, definitely."

Douglas-Roberts averaged an astounding 32 points-per-game this season at Cass Technical High in Detroit while playing both the point guard and shooting guard position. He tours the AAU circuit with The Family program.


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