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Roy Williams Is Recruiting The Younger Brother Of A Former UNC Star

North Carolina's head coach is recruiting the younger brother of a former UNC star.

Justin Jackson's days as a North Carolina basketball player are over. The former Tar Heels' star is off to the NBA following a national championship season.

The days of the Jackson family watching one of their kids play for North Carolina might not be over, though.

Roy Williams is starting to recruit the younger brother of Justin Jackson.

Jonathan Jackson, Justin's little brother, is a 6-foot-4 (and growing) recruit in the 2020 class.

Inside Carolina has a story on Williams' initial recruitment of him, which started last month:

"Coach (Williams) told us he wanted to be involved in Jonathan's recruiting process," explained Lloyd Jackson, Jonathan's father. "They're serious about him. If he was Justin's brother and can't play, I doubt they'd be recruiting him. Coach Williams has seen him play, he knows his game and he feels it fits his system."

"He passes what Coach (Williams) calls the 'character test' because he knows our family," Lloyd Jackson continued. "Then he passes the playing test because Coach (Williams) has had a chance to watch him up close and personal during (summer) camp. During Justin's senior year of high school, Coach (Williams) flew to Springfield, Mo. to watch him play. We made sure that'd be the only time Jonathan would play on Justin's team, despite being so young. As soon as Jonathan came into the game, he knocked down a couple threes."

There's a long way to go with his recruitment, obviously (he's just a freshman in high school), but if he's anything like his brother, North Carolina would be lucky to have him.