Watts signs LOI to play at Carolina

Fourth member of men's basketball class

Roy Williams announced that Justin Watts of Jordan High School will join the Tar Heels next season

Roy Williams announced that Justin Watts of Jordan High School will join the Tar Heels next season

May 21, 2008

Justin Watts, a senior at Jordan High School in Durham, N.C., has signed a National Letter of Intent to play men's basketball and attend the University of North Carolina.

Watts played for Coach Kim Annas at Jordan, where he averaged 24.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 rebounds per game. Watts, a 6-3, 180-pound guard, had a season-high 34 points against Northern Durham. Also an outstanding student, Watts was the Pac-6 Conference Player of the Year, the District 6 Player of the Year, and three-time all-conference selection and Jordan Most Valuable Player. He made the all-tournament team at the GlaxoSmithKline Tournament last December.

Watts is the fourth member of Carolina's incoming class. Ed Davis of Richmond, Va., Larry Drew of Encino, Calif., and Tyler Zeller of Washington, Ind., signed Letters of Intent with Carolina in November.

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