Muhammad Recaps 'Unbelievable' Visit

North Carolina had a group of visitors on campus for its annual ‘Late Nite with Roy' festivities and the top-rated underclassman in the building was Shabazz Muhammad.

"It was off the chain," Muhammad said of the event. "That was my first (Late Night) visit, but it left a very good impression on me. I was impressed with all the fans and the glitter and the lights and the guys having fun out there and Coach Roy dancing. It was a great experience for me."

Besides the main event on Friday night, Muhammad – the top-rated small forward in the 2012 class - spent a lot of time with a number of the current players, including the freshmen.

"It was a really good experience," he said. "I went to the hotel for a little while and then stayed with Harrison Barnes, Reggie Bullock, Kendall Marshall and John Henson. It was a great experience with those guys talking to me and telling me how it is to be a Tar Heel. It was great."

"They were just trying to tell me about North Carolina and how great it is to be there and how the tradition is. Going to ‘Late Nite with Roy' was just unbelievable with all the fans and the fan support there. It was unbelievable."

The Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman junior also spent a considerable amount of time with Roy Williams and his staff.

"I got to hang out with the coaching staff a lot," the 6-foot-5 wing prospect said. "I talked to Coach Williams a lot and Coach [Jerod] Haase a lot. I hung out with pretty much all of them."

"They are just telling me how much they want me to come there and they want me to come down there for a game," he added. "They talked about the style of play they are running and just showed me clips on the guys that are playing the position I'd play."

Muhammad, who is also considering UCLA, Duke, Memphis, Texas, Louisville and UNLV, doesn't claim a favorite, but the Tar Heels certainly made a strong impression this weekend.

"I'm pretty much still weighing my options," Muhammad said. "North Carolina definitely helped themselves. Everybody else is pretty much neck and neck, but North Carolina definitely helped themselves."

"I wouldn't say they are leader, but they definitely helped themselves," he added. "I don't have a leader yet."

One of the other juniors in Chapel Hill was Houston (Tex.) Second Baptist School lead guard L.J. Rose – ranked the No. 1 point guard in the class by The two spent quite a bit of time together.

"I got the chance to hang out with L.J. because he was down here. He likes North Carolina a lot too, so it was a good experience for me and him both."

Muhammad, who intends to narrow his list further after his junior season, said he's hoping to take few more visits in the near future.

"I definitely want to get down to Kentucky," he said. "I think I'm going to go down to Duke when they play Virginia Tech and that will be a great game to watch. I also want to get down to Louisville because I heard they have a new arena and I want to check that out."

Don't expect a decision from Muhammad any time soon. His plan is to wait out the process and examine his recruitment following his junior season.

"I'm probably a ways away from making my decision," Muhammad said. "I just want to take my time and make sure the school I pick is the right choice for me."

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