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Saturday / October 23.
  • Paige to North Carolina

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    Marcus Paige, the No. 5 point guard in the Class of 2012 out of Marion (Iowa) Linn-Mar, announced that he will play for North Carolina.

    Paige is a 5-foot-11, 150-pound left-hander who hails from the same state as current Carolina frosh Harrison Barnes.

    He reportedly also had offers from Kansas, UCLA, Illinois, Iowa and Iowa State.

    Here’s the press release he gave to the Des Moines Register.

    “I would like to thank all the coaches across the country who have taken the time to recruit me to be a part of their basketball program. The recruiting process has been exciting for me and my family.

    At this time I would like to announce that I have accepted a scholarship offer from Coach Roy Williams to continue my career as a student athlete at the University of North Carolina. The decision process has been difficult and the deciding factors for me include:

    — The great relationship that I have developed with Coach Williams and his staff.

    — The history and tradition of North Carolina Basketball.

    — Having the opportunity to play for a National Championship.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.