In the N&O writeup Dave Telep of Scout.com had this to say about recently signed Justin Watts.
"The question at North Carolina, of course, is the opportunity he will get," Telep said.
"Justin is a very good, and everybody says he is a great character guy. He is a good guy to have on your team."
UNC coach Roy Williams has a history of populating his bench with players from the region. Telep cited junior reserve Michael Copeland as an example.
"The year Carolina signed Copeland, it had a lot of defections [to professional basketball]," Telep said. "UNC might be in the same situation this year."
The character issue is an overarching theme in Roy Williams' recruiting style. Granted that is true for a lot of coaches but in Roy's case we are talking about character issues in the positive manner. This is also a byproduct of stocking the cupboard with good recruits down the line that permits Roy to take a gamble on a talented local kid.
Meanwhile, JP Gilgio at ACC Now thinks Roy is hedging his bets on the departure of one of the three draft testers. I am still not buying that though if I had to guess on who is leaving or staying at this point it would look like this:
Lawson: Probably leaving(I think the Denver Nuggets interest has legs)
Ellington: Even(No idea and no one is saying anything)
Green: Probably returning(based on Green, Sr's declaration that it was 1st round or return)
The pre-draft camp is next weekend.