"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Iman Shumpert: not rushing to decide

6'4" combo guard Iman Shumpert completed his official visit to Chapel Hill this weekend and despite a full-court press from the UNC program should complete all of his official visits before deciding. According to this report from the Fayetteville Observer "Williams and his staff may have to wait more than a month to hear" Shumpert's decision.

BTW, this is rich.

The article quotes Prep Stars' Rob Harrington as saying that Shumpert could be "a Marcus Ginyard-type for Williams". How fantastic - -comparing Shumpert to a kid who played 19 mins a game as a freshman, was recruited over, and then played just 16 mins per game as a sophomore to go along with just 4ppg - - down from more than 6ppg as a freshman. Its a familiar story in Chapel Hill.

Heck, David Cubillan put up similar (better?) numbers at MU last season! Of course, Ginyard is far more talented than David - - but aren't you supposed to actually play ball to have fun?

Perhaps UNC is looking for a role player to fit into its system . . . . right along side Larry Drew, Jr. I'd expect that Tom Crean sees a much more substantial role for Shumpert in the Golden Eagles program.

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