Doherty to watch Grant

UNC assistants Fred Quartlebaum and Doug Wojcik have already seen him, but now it's Matt Doherty's turn.

The UNC head coach will travel to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire tomorrow to watch 7-foot senior Damion Grant go up against Maine Central Institute.

"I have no idea if they are close to making an offer," said Brewster coach Jason Smith. "Coach Wojcik came in, then Coach Q came in on Saturday and I got a call last night saying that coach Doherty would be here on Saturday."

Grant, a native of Jamaica, is coming off one of his best statistical performances of the season. The 7-1, 245-pound senior scored 16 points, grabbed 10 boards and blocked six shots in an 80-69 loss to New Hampton Prep on Saturday.

There's not much question regarding Grant's athleticism and character. He runs the floor particularly well for a big man and an extremely well-spoken kid with a 3.0 GPA.

That's why Kansas will be up to watch Grant today – and why Stanford made its first call to Smith yesterday.

LSU just got involved and will attend either today or tomorrow's practice, and St. John's is also in the mix. Western Kentucky is looking for Grant to replace another big man, Chris Marcus.

But so far the only offers have come from Seton Hall, Pittsburgh and Charlotte. That could change as early as today or tomorrow.

"He's blown away by all the schools that are interested in him," added Smith.

UMass, Tulane and West Virginia have all moved on, likely because they saw some of the big-name schools getting involved and realized they had little chance of signing Grant.


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