Mitchell Visits, Meets With Roy Williams

Shelton Mitchell's first visit to North Carolina as a college prospect proved to be an informative one.

In Chapel Hill for just a few hours on Saturday, Mitchell was able to learn more about UNC's interest level in him and the basketball program as a whole.

"We got there about 10:30 a.m., so we met with Coach (Roy) Williams for about 30 minutes and then walked over to the football game," said Mitchell. "The coaching staff showed us all the facilities the locker room and all that."

Included in the tour of the facilities was a look at the UNC basketball museum.

"It was pretty cool," Mitchell explained. "They showed all the national championship stuff, all the players in the NBA and then we watched a highlight video."

The meeting with Williams, however, was the highlight of the trip. Mitchell, along with Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County twins Caleb and Cody Martin, was the first recruit to visit UNC since Williams's operation to remove a non-cancerous tumor from his kidney.

"We talked about school, basketball and just everything," said Mitchell. "He said he's not back to full strength but he's doing a lot better than he was before."

UNC and Williams first watched the 6-foot-3 point guard from Waxhaw (N.C.) Cuthbertson over the summer, when he played with the CP3 16U AAU team.

"He said he likes the way I play and that he's going to be wherever I am the whole year," said Mitchell. "He said Carolina would be a good fit for me."

With some coaches and scouts comparing him to former Tar Heel and current Phoenix Suns point guard Kendall Marshall, Mitchell agrees with Williams.

"I do think I'd be a good fit at UNC," he said. "Their style, they like good guards and give them the freedom to do what they do best – that's good for me. I got a better feel for how they do things and how they run their program."

After speaking with Williams, Mitchell and his family met with the current Tar Heels team before heading back to Waxhaw.

"I thought the campus was nice," Mitchell said. "I saw the dorm where the players lived. I talked to Marcus Paige, (Joel) James and P.J. a little bit too. They're all cool."

In less than a week, Mitchell will make a return visit. He confirmed he'll be on-hand for UNC's season-opening event on Friday – "Late Night with Roy."

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