North Carolina started showing mild interest in 2014 big man Isaac Copeland this summer and recently their interest has grown with several stops by head coach Roy Williams and his assists to watch Copeland over the last month or so.
The four star power forward out of Charlottesville, VA does not have an offer yet from Roy but the Heels have been watching him closely. Copeland visited Chapel Hill in August and described his visit as amazing. Roy and assistant coach Hubert Davis stopped by to watch Copeland during a game at The Miller School in Charlottesville, VA in late November and have watched him at least twice so far in December including yesterday.
Earlier this month Copeland listed Georgetown and Florida State as his favorites before programs like Carolina, Duke and NC State started pushing harder for his services. State coach Mark Gottfried was also in attendance last night to watch Copeland. A strong indication that UNC is very serious about Copeland is the fact that Roy chose to attend the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia to watch Copeland and 2014 shooting guard Theo Pinson while assistant coach C.B. McGrath was in Orlando, Florida scouting the City of Palms Classic where #1 prospect Andrew Wiggins was playing.
I spoke with Isaac in early September and here’s what he had to say about his visit to Chapel Hill:
My visit was nice I liked every thing I saw and so did my family. I can really tell that UNC’s program has a lot of tradition and is proud of that tradition. Also former players are still active in the program which is something I thought was cool as well. For the rest of my conversation with Isaac click HERE.