Rose in Contact with UNC

North Carolina's has prioritized wing prospects in the 2012 class, narrowing in on a select few. But when it comes to 2012 point guards, that picture is still taking shape.

L.J. Rose, floor leader at Houston (Tex.) Second Baptist, has been in contact with North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson.

"They are looking for a point guard in the 2012 class and they have Coach Robinson recruiting me," Rose said. "I think they are interested in both me and Rasheed Sulaimon, so we will see how that goes."

Rose, a 6-foot-2, 170-pounder that currently rates as the top point guard prospect in the 2012 class, said one of Carolina's 2011 signees has been working on him as well.

"I'm still kind of wide open, but I'm starting to look at it more so than I was last year," Rose said. "I guess seeing my close friends committing and them trying to talk to me about their schools and influence me like Mike Gilchrist and James McAdoo (have made me look at it more)."

So what did McAdoo pass on to Rose?

"He was just talking about how we could win a national championship at North Carolina and how it's one of the best schools to play at," he said.

Rose says he currently holds scholarship offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Memphis, Baylor, Virginia and Arizona. Kansas, Duke, Harvard, Louisville, Georgetown, Connecticut, Syracuse and UNC are among the ones showing interest.

"They haven't really said much [about an offer]," Rose said about Carolina. "James told me they usually wait and don't usually offer early. I'm about to start my junior year so we will see."

Is there mutual interest in Carolina?

"That's every kids' dream school to play at, so I'm very interested," he said.

Although Carolina's is considered the "dream school," Rose said he grew up following his in-state programs.

"Growing up I was kind of a Texas kid," he said. "Any Texas school I liked."

Rose, a four-star prospect, has a visit set up to Baylor for Labor Day weekend. He said he's still debating whether to go in mid-October to North Carolina's ‘Late Night with Roy Williams' or Kentucky's event.

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