So, who is Omari Peterkin?
The 6-9, 260-pound senior center is a native of the Virgin Islands, where he has emerged as one of the territory's top basketball players. At international camps last summer, he earned high praise.
"Omari has a huge body and he moves fairly well for his size," the International Scouting Service wrote last summer. "He has very good strength and uses his body well inside to establish and maintain position. He scores consistently inside with the drop-step and uses the 'Worthy' move effectively. He knows how to block shots and keep them in play."
Peterkin, who was 6-5 and 240 pounds at the age of 15, has also played football and tennis at his private school.
While he is a senior, RivalsHoops reports there is the possibility he could elect to head to prep school -- or walk-on this fall.
And, while UNC's newfound interest in Peterkin may or may not develop, he's an intriguing prospect and certainly a player to keep an eye on ...