Rogers off the UNC radar

Based on previous discussions with the UNC coaching staff, Kevin Rogers knew that the Tar Heels were unlikely to take two similar power forwards in the class of 2005. And so when Tyler Hansbrough committed to North Carolina on Monday, Rogers saw the handwriting on the wall. clear before

"I think North Carolina got their guy with Hansbrough," said the 6-8, 220-pounder from Dallas. "When he committed, that was it [with UNC]. It doesn't affect me that much. Like my coach said to me all the time, 'It's a business'."

Rogers emerged onto the national scene this year with an impressive spring that brought immediate interest from many of the country's top hoops programs. However, he was unable to match those April performances during the summer and is therefore ranked No. 44 in Dave Telep's post-summer Top 100 at

"I know that Hansbrough was their guy all along and they got him," Rogers continued. "I took it as a compliment that a school like North Carolina was recruiting me in my first real summer of basketball."

Rogers said he is now basically down to three schools -- Kansas, Arizona and Georgia Tech.

Despite the discussion this summer of going to college with AAU teammate C.J. Miles, the fact that Rogers is no longer a UNC recruit will not affect the Tar Heels' chances with Miles, according to sources close to the situation.

Miles informed Inside Carolina last Thursday of his in-home and official visit plans with North Carolina (Miles sets his official visit to UNC).

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