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Carolina Basketball

"If you look at it on paper, it's scary," Williams acknowledged before speaking at a Rams Club gathering Wednesday night at the Embassy Suites in Cary. "I venture to say you can go back in Carolina history and never see a team returning so little. This is the first team I've ever coached that no one returning was expected to make plays last year [or] was expected to perform at crunch time."
Williams says things look 'scary'
Raleigh News & Observer

"He wants me to go out from the start and perform and be a big piece of the puzzle my freshman year," Ellington said.
Recruit feels right at home at UNC
Charlotte Observer

"He has the ability to be versatile and athletic and to do it with a certain grace and ease about his game," said Dave Telep, national recruiting analyst for "Nothing's really forced. He has a certain star quality about him. That's one of the things that really separates him."
Reloading: Heels add top recruit
Greensboro News & Record

"This is significant," Telep said. "He's an instant-impact kind of guy. He's an unselfish player with range on his shot, and he can play multiple positions. And he's continuing to get better. It's not like he's maxed out."
Ellington announces commitment to UNC
Durham Herald-Sun

"Coach Williams expressed to me how much they wanted me and how much they need me," Ellington said.
UNC lands a top guard
Winston-Salem Journal

All those who don't think today's young players pay attention to tradition and history needed to be at Wayne Ellington's news conference yesterday afternoon at Episcopal Academy. He grew up as a North Carolina fan. And any recruiter will tell you that a boyhood dream is the best recruiting tool of all.
Choosing UNC fulfills dream for Ellington
Philly Daily News

The secret had already been leaked that Ellington was heading to North Carolina, so as he walked to the podium it didn't take clairvoyance to notice he was wearing white Nikes tinged with Carolina blue and a wristband of the same color.
Philly Inquirer

Carolina Football

North Carolina's recruiting effort was led by running backs coach Andre Powell, a friend of Long's from his days as a Virginia assistant. "What Andre likes about him," Long said, "is when he spreads his shoulders and hits that gap, he's full-speed. There's no juking."
Nebraska's Dailey transfers to UNC
Greensboro News & Record

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