Nov 18, 2012; Lahaina, HI, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels coach Roy Williams participates in a press conference at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa during media day for the 2012 Maui Invitational. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball Recruiting: UNC Pushing Hard for Joel Berry


Roy Williams has two offers out to point guards in the 2014 class in Tyus Jones and Joel Berry.  While Kentucky has been focusing on Jones with two visits in the last week, UNC seems to be honing in on Berry.

Berry tore his left meniscus in early December and is out 4-6 weeks.  Despite being injured Roy still took the trip down to Florida to visit with Berry and his family.

Berry is the second highest rated PG in the 2014 class behind Jones and has gone on record as saying that UNC is his dream school. He was offered by Carolina in June a few days after the program offered Jones.

Berry is the first ever sophomore in the state of Florida to be named Mr. Basketball. Berry is the perfect prototypical UNC PG who can get to the rim, is great in transition and is a terrific floor leader. With Jones’ recruiting process likely to drag out due to his desire to team with fellow top recruit Jahlil Okafor, Berry seems like the better fit overall and more likely to choose Carolina.

Berry will visit Chapel Hill on an official visit on January 19th when Roy will no doubt be looking to
close deal.

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  • jessica oxendine

    Close the deal Roy. The kid can ball and he’s fast.

  • kg

    I really think he will sign with us…he is a good fit