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Kinston (N.C.) small forward Brandon Ingram emerged last summer as one of the better wings in the country in the class of 2015. Playing for former NBA star Jerry Stackhouse during travel season, Ingram showed versatility and a skill level that is rarely seen from somebody with his height and length.
Ingram has built off a strong travel season and is putting up big numbers for his high school team.
"I've been playing well," Ingram told Rivals.com. "I'm averaging like 25 points and 8 rebounds per game, and our team is doing well. We just beat Wheeler out of Georgia and I had 22 points against them."
Recruiting took off for Ingram after a strong showing in July as he now has offers from some of the top programs in the country.
"I got offers from North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, N.C. State, Minnesota, VCU and there are a few more," Ingram said. "I've probably talked to North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest and VCU the most recently."
Ingram recently made plans to take his first official visit later this month.
"I'll be taking an official visit to North Carolina on the 26th," the 6-foot-8 wing revealed. "I've been there one time my sophomore year and one time so far this year too. I love the history of North Carolina and they have a good team there. I love all those coaches there."
Being from Kinston, N.C., there is going to be pressure for Ingram to choose the Tar Heels. Jerry Stackhouse and Reggie Bullock both graduated from Kinston High School before taking their talents to North Carolina. Ingram says the pressure won't play into his decision.
"I'm not worried about any of the pressure to go to North Carolina," Ingram said. "I'm just worried about my own future."
North Carolina State has recruited well in-state under Mark Gottfried and appears to be heavily in the mix with Ingram at the moment.
"I love their style of play," Ingram said. "I went there a lot last year. I have a good relationship with Coach Moxley. Coach Gottfried is pretty cool too. I talk to him a lot."
Wake Forest recently surprised many by defeating North Carolina, and Ingram watched it all unfold.
"I watched them beat North Carolina the other night," said Ingram. "I was supposed to go, but I couldn't make it. I talk to Coach Larue and Coach Bzdelik a lot. I like them a lot."
Ingram claims no favorites at the moment and hopes to have a college decision made by the beginning of his senior year.
"I'll probably commit after AAU season this summer," Ingram said. "I'll be looking at the style of play at each school and the way I fit into the system. I'd like to play the two or three in college, and that's what the schools are recruiting me as mostly."
Dan McDonald is a contributing national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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