Heels Make Move for Roe

INDIANAPOLIS --- The North Carolina Tar Heels don't have many serious targets for the class of 2008 just yet, but they have added a new name to their short list. Meet Delvon Roe, a 6-7 power forward from Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward.

"I talked to them about a week ago," Roe said. "They told me that they were very interested in me and they heard I played really well at NBA camp. They wanted a chance to recruit me. They want me to come visit soon, so I'm going to try and get down there."

Joining North Carolina among the schools recruiting Roe are Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Miami, Virginia Tech, UConn, Illinois, Ohio State and Indiana. However, Roe said there is a top six of Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Ohio State, Miami and North Carolina.

With UNC assistant Steve Robinson looking on at Nike Camp, it was hard not to be impressed with the way Roe played. The No. 14-ranked player in the rising junior class has been dominating opponents on both ends and is beginning to find a jump shot.

"I think I played pretty good and I think I played hard which I think I always do," Roe said. "I'm trying to get my jumper to go down consistently and I want to extend my range."

Because of Roe's recent success, his stock is rising and he's rocketing up the rankings.

"It's good to know that people are recognizing what I do and what I'm starting to do," said Roe, who's from the same high school as former Tar Heel Jawad Williams. "That stuff doesn't really mean anything. The college coaches don't care what you're ranked – it's about what you can do to help their team win. I just try to focus on working hard and getting better each day."

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