Sophomore Watch: David Chadwick

Although Charlotte (N.C.) Latin hovered around .500 this season, David Chadwick had a solid season for Jerry Faulkner's squad. The 6-foot-8, 205-pound sophomore was named to the All-CISAA team and he's seeing his recruitment pick up as well.

"The season went well," Chadwick said. "We played really well. We had lost a lot of starters from our team, but we did really well. I was happy with parts, and I wasn't happy with others because I saw a lot of areas for improvement.

Chadwick, who says he needs to work on his defense and inside game, attended the Carolina Challenge this past weekend and he displayed an ability to handle the ball and showed off a shooting stroke that extends to the three-point line.

"Basically the main thing that I have is versatility. If I have a bigger guy on me I take him to the perimeter and use my perimeter game with jump shots and pull-ups. If a smaller guy is on me I'll take him in the post."

The recruiting process began last year for Chadwick and he said he hears regularly from North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and Charlotte. At this point only the 49ers have come forth with an offer.

A few weeks ago Chadwick, accompanied by his father, Dave -- who played for Dean Smith's Tar Heels from 1969-71 -- unofficially visited North Carolina for the Tar Heels' game against Duke.

"It went really, really well," he said. "The atmosphere for the North Carolina/Duke game was amazing. It was a great game and it's a great rivalry. I got to talk to the coaches after the game. It went really well."

"[Coach Williams] told me to keep it up. He was busy with everything, but I got to talk to him for a little bit. It was good."

Although the Tar Heel staff didn't see him play during the season, Chadwick said they kept in touch with him via phone.

As a member of the 2009 class Chadwick still has plenty of time to weigh his options, and he doesn't seem to be rushing into anything. He said he wants to wait and take official visits when the time comes.

"Right now I'm wide open and just enjoying the recruiting process. It only happens once, so I'm just going to wait for everybody to come open."

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