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Donell Stanley attended North Carolina's Junior Day on Saturday for his second visit to the school.

"The visit went great," Stanley said. "With both visits, I toured around and got familiar with what I was looking at. But with this visit, I got a chance to go to a basketball game."

Growing up a Tar Heel fan made Saturday's basketball game a real treat for Stanley, a 6-foot-4, 312-pound offensive guard from Latta (S.C.) – especially since UNC beat one of its rivals, NC State.

"It was real nice," Stanley said. "The crowd was real energetic. It was a good game, too."

Stanley's stay also included spending time with Larry Fedora and Vic Koenning, his primary recruiter.

"They were asking me how I was doing," Stanley said. "Recruiting wise, they told me to keep in contact with them and they want to keep getting me up there."

Previously, Stanley unofficially visited UNC last summer.

"North Carolina is one of my top schools," Stanley said. "It's a pretty good school. I want to keep getting up there to learn more about them."

Stanley already has his next visit to UNC planned. He'll take in another basketball game in a couple of weeks – the season-ending match-up with Duke.

Besides UNC, Stanley has visited Alabama, Clemson, LSU, NC State, and South Carolina.

"The schools that are sticking out are the ones I'm going to now," Stanley said. "I don't have anything narrowed down. I think during my senior year is when I'll [narrow it down]."

In the mean time, Stanley will continue to visit schools, gathering as much information about each as possible.

"I'm looking for a school that is good academically, a good tradition of winning, and has energetic games," Stanley said.

Outside of the UNC-Duke basketball game on March 9, Stanley is considering returning to South Carolina for a baseball game this Sunday.

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