Thursday, May 13, 2010

Can Tarheels Steal Georgia's Mr. Basketball?

Michael Carvell of the AJC is reporting that Marcus Thornton has been contacted by Roy Williams. The State of Georgia's Mr. Basketball doesn't offer much more info than that, but had plenty to say about his trip to Athens recently.

From the sounds of it, UGA threw the entire package at Thornton during his visit. The coaches emphasized playing time and the triangle offense that makes stars super on the hardwood. AD Evans and President Adams also spoke with the Thornton family and emphasized academics to the honor student from Westlake.

Thornton says he plans to visit Hewitt on North Avenue before making his decision around his graduation date which is next week. He's choosing between Georgia, Tech, Alabama and Texas. 

If he sticks to his own deadline, I don't see how UNC could steal him. If he comes out in the next week and says he's delaying his decision, then Williams was able to get deeper into his ear than we thought.

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