UNC basketball recruiting focuses on such ultra-elite prospects that even the winning tradition of Michael Jordan’s alma mater isn’t enough to seal the deal. Roy Williams is one of the country’s most accomplished salesmen when it comes to attracting NBA-bound talent, but even he needs to work hard to bring in the kinds of stars who keep the Tar Heels at the top of the national rankings.
In the class of 2015, that means landing players such as shooting guard Malik Newman, the No. 1 uncommitted prospect in the country, according to Rivals.com. Williams has an edge on many of his coaching rivals in this race because his celebrated fast-break offense is an unbeatable setting to show off the Mississippi native’s scoring ability.
Read on for more arguments in favor of Newman becoming a Tar Heel, along with potential approaches for Williams to take as he woos UNC’s most prominent 2015 target at each position on the floor.