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Garrison Brooks Sets UNC Official Visit

Senior post player was offered a UNC scholarship on Saturday.

Garrison Brooks is ready to see North Carolina.

The same day he was visited - and was offered a scholarship - by Roy Williams, Brooks set an official date with the Tar Heels.

He'll be in Chapel Hill on Oct. 7.

Chris Monroe, director of Brooks's Team Carroll - Brooks' AAU team, also confirmed Brooks's intention to possibly visit UNC unofficially the following weekend as well on Oct. 14 for "Late Night With Roy."

"He worked out for him (Roy Williams) this morning and got a lot of shots up and said it went really well," Monroe explained. "I kind of expected it because (assistant) coach (Hubert) Davis liked him a whole lot, but Coach Williams didn't get a chance to see him in July. I kind of expected it after talking with Coach Davis the last month, he's been excited to get Coach Williams to see him."

Monroe has coached Brooks, who just turned 17 in June, three of the last five years. What he likes most about the 6-9 center is his versatility.

"He's a great kid who is humble and hardworking," said Monroe. "He shoots the mid-range really, really well. He's pretty athletic, blocks a lot of shots. He's 6-9, but he can play with his back to the basket or face up. I'd label him as a power forward, but he's good enough with his body to where he can guard bigger kids. He's versatile, he can guard a "4" man and has the intelligence to guard others."

"I've seen all the kids in his class, obviously I'm biased because he's my kid, but I think Garrison has the most upside," Monroe continued. "He's a baby. His best days are ahead of him. He's going to be 17 when he enters college."

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