Carolina to host Warren, McGary
Can the Tar Heels make a case for this pair from Brewster Academy?
North Carolina could get a special guest visitor during Mitch McGary's official visit this week.
T.J. Warren, McGary's Brewster (N.H.) Academy teammate, plans to stop by for an unofficial while McGary is on campus through Wednesday.
"He's going to go by North Carolina when Mitch is there on his official," Brewster coach Jason Smith told Fivestarbasketball.com.
"He asked when Mitch was going to be there for his official. Mitch gets in there at some point this evening [Tuesday] so he will catch up with Mitch and go over to UNC sometime tonight or tomorrow morning."
The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Warren is a North Carolina native with a final five of Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida, Georgetown and N.C. State.
He spent the weekend on an unofficial visit to N.C. State. “My N.C. State visit was fun,” Warren told NBE Basketball Report.
“The atmosphere was amazing and the fans really showed love at the football game. I had a great time! The highlight of the trip was being able to communicate with the coaches and sit down with them,” he added.
Warren has set just one official, to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness Oct. 15. "He's planning to visit Kentucky," Smith said. "No other visits are set up yet."
As for the 6-10 McGary, he took an official to Michigan last weekend and is slated to take an official to Duke Thursday through Saturday after the Carolina trip.
On Friday night, former Duke star and current Wagner College assistant Bobby Hurley and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will be inducted into the Duke Athletic Hall of Fame.
McGary's also considering Florida, Maryland and Kentucky.
"He will schedule an official to Kentucky when coach [John] Calipari returns [from Olympic qualifying in Argentina]," Smith noted.
Smith said McGary could conceivably take his regular five official visits and then a sixth after Oct. 15 because he graduated Brewster last spring and will be a postgraduate beginning Sept. 13.
"He conceivably could visit all of them," Smith said of McGary's six schools. "After Oct. 15 he would get five more official visits, so he could take a sixth visit."