Tar Heels Sign Four To Letters of Intent

CHAPEL HILL --- University of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams signed four high school seniors Wednesday to National Letters of Intent. The four student-athletes include Bobby Frasor of Blue Island, Ill., Marcus Ginyard of Alexandria, Va., Danny Green of North Babylon, N.Y., and Tyler Hansbrough of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Frasor is a 6-3, 185-pound guard. He plays for Coach Pat Richardson at Brother Rice High School in Chicago.

"Bobby caught my eye when he played so well in a tournament in Houston at which I was able to very closely watch him play four games in two days," says Williams. "Bobby is a gym rat and a fundamentally sound player. I like both of those qualities. He is a great student and a student of basketball. His savvy will really help him at the college level."

Ginyard is a 6-5, 205-pound wing. He plays for Coach Joe Wootten at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Va.

"Marcus is a young man we have known for a long time," says Williams. "He stopped by our office the first month or so we were here and got the recruiting process started. He's extremely effective on the defensive end of the floor and knows how to play the game. He's a guy everyone likes to play with. I always think that's a great quality."

Green is a 6-5, 200-pound wing. He plays for Coach Tim Cluess at St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, N.Y.

"Danny Green has tremendous versatility in his game," says Williams. "He is a player that has no big weakness, and he does several things very well. His ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter and still do things inside will help us."

Hansbrough is a 6-9, 225-pound forward. He plays for Coach John David Pattillo at Poplar Bluff High School.

"We're extremely excited about what Tyler can add to our program," says Williams. "He has an amazing intensity level, which he maintains every day that he plays. He is a quality person and the kind of individual I'm going to enjoy being around, plus he's going to add so much to our basketball program.

"Overall, it's a fantastic group academically, and on the court they will give us a lot of versatility," says Williams. "They will be asked to make major contributions since we are going to be losing such quality performers in this year's senior class. It's nucleus class. Our job is to build around them in the future."


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