Joel James a big get for UNC 

October, 2, 2011
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Joel James (West Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer) is not a subtle player. At 6-foot-10, 260 pounds, the post palyer is accustomed to being the center of attention on and off the court, but Sunday afternoon he nonchalantly dropped a recruiting news bombshell while taking a break at the adidas Superstar Showcase held at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

When asked how the recruiting process was going he casually responded, "I'm going to North Carolina."

In today's world of non-stop recruiting information there are few surprises (in fact there had been rumors floating around that James had committed), but James' forum of choice to announce his commitment to the people that follow recruiting religiously was spontaneous and unique. Although it was an out of the ordinary way to release the information, it was refreshing to see a young man genuinely happy and excited about his future without feeling like he needed to hold a press conference to announce to the world his college intentions.