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McAdoo seals the deal

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Elite 2011 prospect James McAdoo has had a good idea of where he wanted to go to college. After an impressive weekend visit, the 6-foot-8, 205-power forward sealed the deal.
"I had it in my mind that if I had to pick a school, it would have been North Carolina because of my relationship with the program," said McAdoo. "This weekend solidified it, but it wasn't just this visit that impressed me. I've been to North Carolina before and have seen how well they treat me and my family."
One aspect of this recent visit that did impress McAdoo was the vision the coaching staff relayed to him on how he would fit into their system.
"They showed me what I would fit in two or three years down the road," he said. "They want me to come in and play the four and maybe a little three. They don't want me to play center or point guard, and that was really all I needed to hear."
Prior to tearing a tendon in his shoulder and missing the July evaluation period, McAdoo helped the USA U-16 national team win a gold medal in the Games of the Americas in Argentina.
The No. 6 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, McAdoo was also considering Duke and Virginia.
"I had visits set up for Virginia and Duke, so I was considering them along with North Carolina," he said. "But after this weekend there is no need to take those visits."
North Carolina's top recruiting target in the 2011 class, McAdoo joins sharp shooting P.J. Hairston as Tar Heel commitments.
James McAdoo scouting report:
Long and skilled, McAdoo has a bright future as a hybrid forward. Defensively, McAdoo is an adept shot-blocker and rebounder. Offensively, he scores with his back to the basket but also has face-up skills.
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