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No. 12 prospect Britt picks the Heels

Posted on: November 29, 2011 8:38 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2011 8:39 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

North Carolina is set at the point guard position for the next few years.

Kendall Marshall is running the show this season, four-star floor general Marcus Paige is set to arrive in Chapel Hill next year and now the Tar Heels have picked up one of the best lead guards in the class of 2013.

Nate Britt Jr., ranked No. 12 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100, announced for Roy Williams and North Carolina on Tuesday night.

The Tar Heels were the favorites for Britt, although Maryland, Arizona, Georgetown and Villanova were also involved down the stretch.

Britt, a 6-foot lefty from Gonzaga (D.C.), established himself as one of the better point guards in the junior class with a high-level performance at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June. He’s not explosive, but he’s crafty and knows how to control tempo. He also knocks down shots from the arc and is very effective with his mid-range game and floaters.

It remains to be seen who will be on the Tar Heels' roster in two years, but Britt will fit in perfectly with the myriad weapons he should have at his disposal. His ability to push the ball and make plays in transition should work well with Williams' up-tempo offense.

He joins fellow five-star prospect Isaiah Hicks in North Carolina’s 2013 class.

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Comments

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 2:23 am
 

No. 12 prospect Britt picks the Heels

Basketball is a team sport. As many teams are depth and talented, players want to win. So go to a top school, and contribute, or go to a school where you are the man and lose. That's why kids continue to go to certain schools, they want to win. They are also, as is the NBA, starting to see that the selfish, showoff, ego-maniac days of MJ are gone. There is just to much talent creating parity in sports today. There was a time when Team USA suited up, it was already know who was going to win. The same with MJ, there wasn't enough talent to guard him in his day. Now, I can name at least 10 guys who would pose a problem for Jordan. The times have just evolved.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:52 am
 

No. 12 prospect Britt picks the Heels

Dumbass because he is going to arguably one of the Top 5 programs currently and of all time and playing behind Paige for a year or so, based on if he decides to go pro?



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2011 3:30 pm
 

No. 12 prospect Britt picks the Heels

Dumbass. Have fun sitting on the bench. Too many stupid players all going to the same teams. Doesn't make sense


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