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Roy Williams in Texas to visit Jarred Vanderbilt

Roy Williams was in El Paso, Texas last Thursday for the McDonald’s Classic Basketball Tournament to watch 2017 prospect Jarred Vanderbilt.

Williams surprised fans in attendance at Eastwood High School when he arrived to take in the contest between Victory Prep and Balboa City. He stopped to take pictures with a number of fans, including Eastwood head football coach Julio Lopez, before the game began.

The Hall-of-Fame coach has been heavily pursuing Vanderbilt and hopes to add his size and skill to a 2017 recruiting class that has only one top-50 recruit.

The 6-foot-8, 215-pound small forward is a consensus five-star athlete and the No. 2 player in the state of Texas. Most projections have him choosing Kentucky or TCU, but Roy Williams and the UNC coaching staff hope to throw a wrench into those predictions.