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SMITHFIELD, N.C. --- Heading into North Carolina's Junior Day, Justin Dixon suspected that Tommy Thigpen might extend him a scholarship offer.

"He was kind of hinting around about [a possible offer]," Dixon said of the UNC assistant coach. "So I sort of expected it." Dixon, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound jumbo athlete from Smithfield (N.C.) Smithfield-Selma, began communicating with Thigpen roughly two weeks prior to the Junior Day. "I like him," Dixon said. "We have a strong relationship. I call him about every day. We'll talk for a good 4...

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