Are the Heels still after Famutimi?

It seems that the UNC staff decided not to pursue 6-6 junior wing foward Olu Famutimi from Flint (MI) Northwestern. At least, that's according to his guardian and AAU coach, Chris Grier.

It was reported that the Tar Heel staff had extended an early scholarship offer to the athletic wing forward, who's likely to be ranked as one of the top ten prospects in the class of 2003 -- but according to Grier, the Tar Heel staff has been quiet of late.

When prompted about the level of interest that Famutimi had gotten over the past couple of months, Grier says it hasn't been much -- if any.

"The last call I got was in September," said Grier," (Fred) Quarterbaum said he was on his way up, but he never showed up and I haven't talked with them since."

Famutimi is an electrifying athlete that plays well above the rim on the court. He has a fantastic ceiling as a basketball prospect and is starting to become more consistent with his jump shot over the past six months. He'd toured last summer alongside other high profile seniors such as Anthony Roberson, Matt Trannon, Maurice Ager and Walter Waters with the powerful Michigan Mustangs summer program, which, coincidentally, are also coached by Grier.

Famutimi is a huge target for many national programs across the country including Missouri, Michigan, Duke, Michigan State, Louisville, Syracuse, Florida, Iowa and a few others.

He's likely to make an early collegiate decision.

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