McAdoo to Visit UNC Again

Many thought James McAdoo was close to making his college decision, but the 6-foot-8 rising junior power forward says he's not there yet.

McAdoo, a standout at Norfolk (Va.) Christian, narrowed his list to North Carolina, Duke, Clemson, Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, UCLA, Syracuse and Georgetown when he returned from playing with USA Basketball.

"It's not really on the back burner, but before I hurt my shoulder I was hoping to make my decision before my junior year," McAdoo said. "But now the more I look at the time frame, I think I might just hold off until after the season unless I make a couple of visits to a couple of schools."

Already the five-star prospect has taken a handful of college visits. He's been to North Carolina several times, and has made trips to Duke, Florida and a few other programs. Now he's setting up a few more trips.

The plan is for him to make trips to Duke and Clemson in the near future. He also has another visit on tap for Carolina. He'll be in Chapel Hill on Sept. 4 for the Tar Heels' Alumni Game.

"They're a really good school," McAdoo said of UNC. "I can't think about any things bad about their program. I just want to see some other schools that are out there that I haven't necessarily been to, so I can go up there and compare."

With P.J. Hairston already in the fold in North Carolina's 2011 recruiting class, the Tar Heel staff has targeted McAdoo as its top target, and he confirmed that.

"They told me I'm their number one prospect for the class," McAdoo said.

"I've been talking to them and building the relationship," said McAdoo, who confirmed a phone conversation with Roy Williams a week ago. "They are good people. I don't talk to them on a daily basis, but once a week maybe."

Since returning from Argentina with the U16 National Team, where he helped lead the USA team to a gold medal, McAdoo has spent a considerable amount of time trying to get his shoulder back into shape.

"I've just been rehabbing," said McAdoo, ranked the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2011 class by "This is my second week of rehabbing. I wish I could be playing, but I have to rehab so I can play."

According to his doctors, McAdoo should be back to 100 percent by December. He said he only expects to miss at most a few games of his junior season.

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