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The Newest Tar Heels[UPDATED]

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UPDATE: Here are some livestreaming options for Harrison Barnes' announcement.

Des Moines Register


UNC signed two players to national letters of intent this week and is waiting with the rest of the world to see if Harrison Barnes will be the third. For now here are two newest Tar Heels:

Reggie Bullock, SG/SF, 6-6, 185 lbs, Kinston, NC Ranks: #2 SG, #11 overall

What Roy Says:

"Reggie is a wonderful prospect as a perimeter player.v At six feet, seven inches tall, he has the ability to handle the ball and be a fantastic shooter. He is also a good defensive player. He’s the kind of young man whom everyone will enjoy watching."

Hailing from Jerry Stackhouse's alma mater in Kinston, Bullock gives UNC a big guard who can also play the SF position. Bullock is touted as an excellent three point shooter and will be extremely valuable in filling that void on the perimeter UNC presently has when he gets to campus next year.

Kendall Marshall, PG, 6-3, 170 lbs, Arlington, VA Ranks: #5 PG, #21 overall

What Roy Says:

"Kendall is a true point guard. He’s a Lenny Wilkens type player – very clever with the ball. I love his unselfishness. Everyone who has played with him wants to be his teammate again. He’s a thinking man’s point guard who will fit in well with the way we play."

Marshall marks a return to bigger PGs for UNC along the lines of Bobby Frasor and Quentin Thomas. Marshall will need to work on his strength however when you consider that Ty Lawson was four inches shorts and 15 lbs heavier. The arrival of Marshall means UNC will have three good options at PG or Dexter Strickland can rotate to SG while Marshall plays behind Larry Drew. At any rate, next season will be just the way Roy likes it: Three point guards in the fold.

At 4 PM EST, Harrison Barnes will announce his decision. This has been one of the tightest run recruitments by any prospect so no one outside of a select few can say for sure what Barnes will do here. It is thought to be down to UNC and Duke but a Kansas steal at the last minute would not be shocking.

Stay tuned.