Jones Stops By Chapel Hill

While UNC had a trio of official visitors in town for the full weekend, Matt Jones, of DeSoto (Tex.) High, stopped by to see the campus and talk to Roy Williams.

"It wasn't much," Jones said of the length of his brief trip. "I just got there and I basically talked to Coach Roy for a little bit. We talked; we didn't talk long. He had dinner with his three official visiters. But we just talked."

"I toured the campus with one of the assistant coaches and then we went to eat and that was about it," the 6-foot-4 guard added.

Jones, who visited Duke on Friday and early Saturday morning, said his trip to Carolina lasted just a couple of hours. One thing he noticed while on campus was the facilities.

"North Carolina is high tech," Jones said. "It's so high tech. Everything they had is nice. The locker rooms, the facilities and just the court. The court is crazy. I didn't think it was that big."

"I just thought about all the history and the tradition on that court," Jones added. "That's the court that M.J. played on and other people that were before his time. It was just fun to see all the history behind it."

Roy Williams laid out his plan for Jones,'s No. 23 overall prospect in the 2013 class, and even compared him to a past shooting guard.

"Coach Roy made it flat out known that he was recruiting me to come in and score," Jones said. "He said they are going to be losing key guys and they are going to need scoring on the wing."

"He said my he liked my ability to shoot and that he could use me," he continued. "He compared me to Wayne Ellington a little bit when he told me how he would use me in the system. They were just telling me about the tradition and they just said to give them a chance to recruit me."

North Carolina jumped into Jones' recruitment at the end of the summer and picked up its interest in late September.

"Duke was there and they came in way before North Carolina," he said. "It affects it a tad, but not to where it's that important. Of course I think about it though."

Jones said at this point he hasn't developed a favorite, but said after he visits Kansas he may have a clearer idea of what direction he wants to go.

"If I go to Kansas on the 29th, then maybe I can start [developing favorites], but not right now," Jones said.

While Kansas is the only trip set up, Jones said he also would like to visit Florida in the near future.

"I've been talking to the Florida coaches for a while now and I'm going to try and visit while I'm down there."

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