UNC Visit Makes Impression on Bradley

Tony Bradley’s first official visit left a strong impression.

The class of 2016 center was on UNC’s campus from March 6-8, including attending the game against Duke.

Bradley, who ranks as Scout’s No. 38 overall junior prospect, was officially hosted by Justin Jackson and Joel James, but spent a considerable amount of time during his visit with UNC’s entire team.

“I had no idea I was going to hang with the team that much,” Bradley said. “I thought I was going to show up and go to the game, but I was on the move. It was great. I enjoyed it.”

“I’m not the person to be around (people) all the time, but I adjusted and I ended up liking it,” he added. “When I first got there, I watched them practice on that Friday. After practice, I went with them to eat at a restaurant and after that we went to the coach’s house because that’s where my parents were.”

Among the things Bradley was most impressed with was North Carolina’s campus.

“Just I’d have to say the campus stood out the most to me,” he said. “Everything was so close. I liked that a lot.”

Bradley also mentioned his conversation with Roy Williams as one of the highlights of the trip.

“It was great,” he said of their talk. “I woke up one morning and coach Hubert Davis took me to [Coach Williams’s] house and we had breakfast. We talked about things and how he liked me as a player and he told me why he liked me. We just talked about the future. We were just talking about how he would love to have me and coach me.”

“It was a great moment,” Bradley added. “Sitting down with coach Roy Williams, he just told me to continue to work hard and prep for the college level, wherever I decide to play.”

Although UNC didn’t come out with the victory against Duke, Bradley said the Smith Center atmosphere was top notch.

“It was crazy,” he said of the atmosphere. “It was loud. They were hurting my ears. I was sitting in the student section under the basket.”

“I’ve seen some thing like that,” Bradley added. “That’s probably my first time actually (seeing something like that and it) not being on TV.”

What was Bradley’s overall impression of the UNC program?

“I feel like it’s the exact program I’m looking for with their big situation,” Bradley said. “I feel like it’s a great situation. It’s a great program and great school.”

Bradley said North Carolina’s coaches told him they plan to track him closely throughout the spring and summer. Among the other schools recruiting him are Florida, Miami, Kansas, USF and UCF.

Bradley noted that he doesn’t plan to take any more official trips until after the summer.

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