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Villanueva to visit Kansas

Charlie Villanueva has one visit left and he's about to take it. The Blair Academy forward is heading out of town on Wednesday for his final trip. <img src="http://media.theinsiders.com/Media/Other/110_pay.GIF">

Charlie Villanueva has all kinds of options on the table right now. Some decisions, like whether or not to declare for the NBA Draft, have deadlines. Others, like where to take his final official visit, are less deadline related.

Apparently, Villanueva has reached one decision.

"I'm taking a visit to Kansas on Wednesday," Villanueva said. It's been well-documented that Villanueva committed to Illinois but did not sign his letter of intent with the Illini. As it stands, he's got a strong allegiance to Bill Self.

"It was my idea and I had one more visit to take and I decided to go to Kansas," Villanueva said. The forward said he recently contacted the Illini and informed them of his interest. "Coach Self and I have established a relationship."

But, KU isn't the only school on Villanueva's list. North Carolina, UCLA and UConn have entered the picture as well. And, he visited Illinois, Seton Hall, Villanova and Indiana in the early period.

Villanueva has spoken to new Illini coach Bruce Weber and says that he'll look at Champaign again. "Coach Weber, he's a good guy. We spoke for 15 minutes but it was kind of awkward. We kicked it off pretty well. That's also a possibility, I'm not writing them off."

Though he won't have any official visits remaining, Villanueva isn't opposed to getting into a car and seeing some campuses. In fact, he wants to do so. "UNC is driving distance. So is UConn and I've already seen the UCLA campus. The schools I haven't officially visited, I'll definitely make an unofficial." Villanueva has said that UNC is really interested. He's talked with Roy Williams and thinks they pretty much offered him a grant.

Still, all this talk of colleges could be pointless. There's that little NBA decision out there that has to be made soon. "The deadline is on the 12th so I have to decide pretty soon. There's a pretty good chance I'm going to college. As far as the NBA, it's a tough call."

"They say I got a shot to be a first round pick. I'm considering it, but I don't know what I'm going to do."


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