Muhammad Returns to Chapel Hill

Shabazz Muhammad made his way to Chapel Hill for the second time in less than two months. This time the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman standout was able to take in his first UNC game.

"That was actually my first game at North Carolina," said Muhammad, who arrived in town Friday and left Sunday morning. "It was a great experience watching them play another great team – Kentucky. I was just happy to be there and be apart of that."

Muhammad, a 6-foot-5, 207-pounder that ranks No. 1 at the small forward position in the 2012 class, said the trip was "great" and he was able to use it to spend a good deal of time with some of the current players.

"I was happy to be up there again and I got to talk to the guys again and I talked to Harrison [Barnes] and all of those guys," he said. "I just got bits and pieces of information from those guys about how much they liked it there."

Having just been to Chapel Hill for Late Night with Roy in October, what prompted Muhammad to take another unofficial visit to UNC?

"Probably because I just enjoyed it so much," the five-star prospect said. "It was a great experience and their fans are great. That was my first game I got to go to and it was nice."

When asked what stands out about UNC, Muhammad was quick to point out the history of success.

"Just the tradition," Muhammad said. "Coach Williams is a great coach and I like their style of play. They get up and down and they are in the ACC. It was a great experience for me."

With interest pouring in from Louisville, Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, UNLV, Memphis and many others, Muhammad is starting to jump into the process a little more.

"I think I'm getting more familiar with the process," he said. "I probably won't cut down my list, but I'm getting a lot of information on the schools that I really liked and it's helped me out."

And with the season rapidly approaching, Muhammad said he's likely done taking visits for now.

"I don't think I'll take any other visits soon. I'm just going to focus on the season now."

Bishop Gorman, who also has highly regarded 2012 combo forward Rosco Allen, tips off its season this week.

"We haven't started playing yet," Muhammad. "We have started practicing. We have our first game on Friday. We are working hard and getting in the gym."

Muhammad and his teammates will be tested early in the season, as they are set to participate in the City of Palms tournament in Fort Myers (Fla.) just before Christmas.

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