Spring in his step: Whitehead drawing early interest from North Carolina, St. John’s, others

Isaiah Whitehead is only a freshman, but he’s already drawing interest from colleges.

North Carolina is currently courting the Lincoln high schooler, extending a scholarship offer.

“A lot of [NBA] players came out of there like Michael Jordan, Vince Carter,” said Whitehead. “I’m real excited.”

The Tar Heels aren’t the only ones intrigued. St. John’s coach Steve Lavin has spoken with Rambert a few times to express his admiration for the 6-foot-4 Whitehead’s versatile skill set and Syracuse associate head coach Mike Hopkins did the same recently, Whitehead’s uncle, Warren Rambert said.

Though the offers are telling, they aren’t binding and Whitehead doesn’t plan to commit to a school until the summer after his junior year at the earliest anyway.

“It makes me feel good, but I know I still have to keep working and I can get some more schools,” said Whitehead.

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