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North Carolina Basketball: Roy Williams Told 5-Star Recruit Sacha Killeya-Jones He's "Positive The NCAA Won't Crack Down On Men's Basketball"

North Carolina will enter the 2015-16 with one of the top teams in college basketball, but on the heels of the school's recent academic scandal, NCAA penalties loom large for the Tar Heels. However, head coach Roy Williams doesn't seem too concerned, at least not when he's out recruiting blue chip players to come to Chapel Hill. The Charlotte Observer caught up with five-star power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, who recently spoke with Williams about UNC, and the NCAA issues surrounding the program.

Whether or not he ultimately chooses to play for UNC might come down to the potential penalties the men’s basketball program faces as a result of the NCAA investigation, Killeya-Jones said.

“Coach Williams said he is 100 percent positive they’re not going to crack down on the men’s basketball team,” he said.

Killeya-Jones is still going to wait it out, and not rush into a commitment, in case UNC is hit hard by the NCAA.

“If they got a major scholarship reduction or something like that, obviously you don’t want to commit to any scholarship that might not be there,” he added. “I definitely don’t want to commit before any punishments come down, even though I’m pretty sure there won’t be anything.”

Time will tell how the Tar Heels fare, but it sounds like Killeya-Jones will do his due dilligence with his recruitment. He also has offers from Georgetown, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Virginia, and over a dozen other programs.

[Charlotte Observer]