“It was great,” Labissiere said. “I loved the campus. Obviously coach Roy Williams is a great coach. I like him. I really loved what he had to offer and the guys over there were great. They were really good guys.”
Labissiere arrived in Chapel Hill late Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday he received the full campus tour, spent time with the players and met with the coaches.
“(Saturday) I toured the campus, went to the football game and hung out with the team,” Labissiere said. “I really liked the guys. I loved the fact that they really loved each other. It’s like a unit.”
The 6-foot-11 big man, who is known for his skill and offensive ability, also got to play pick up with North Carolina’s current team.
“I loved their team because they focus on throwing the ball inside,” Labissiere said. “They have an inside out game. I really love that about them. Roy Williams really emphasized that. In practice they work on getting the ball inside. Some of the best teams he’s had in the past have had some really good big guys inside.”
Labissiere was accompanied on the visit by his guardian – Gerald Hamilton – and his wife. They all met with Roy Williams and he mapped out how he would use Labissiere if he were to end up in a UNC uniform.
“My family was there so we all got to spend some time with him,” Labissiere said. “Coach Roy Williams doesn’t call that much, but he just said he was really going to keep doing the same thing and recruiting me.”
“We watched film a little bit and he showed me some guys like John Henson and Tyler Zeller and how he used them in the past,” he added. “That’s what how he said he would use me.”
Among the things that stood out the most to Labissiere was how tight the UNC players were.
“I just like the system and the guys there,” he said. “They are really nice. I like how they consider it a brotherhood. They love each other. They laugh and all that. It’s like a team on and off the court with how they treat each other. Which is awesome for me.”
Labissiere, who recently narrowed his list of schools to Tennessee, Baylor, Memphis, Kentucky, Georgetown and UNC, said he’s followed North Carolina the past few years and is well versed with the school by now.
“It’s a great program overall,” Labissiere said. “I’ve watched North Carolina since I was a freshman. I know a good bit about them.”
UNC assistant C.B. McGrath is leading the charge for Labissiere’s recruitment.
“It’s good,” he said of his relationship with McGrath. “He talks to my guardian a lot. We have a pretty good relationship I guess.”
Labissiere hasn’t set up any other official visit dates, but said that he will be taking more. He is planning to make his college decision “around November.”
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